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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics KS4 indicators by year and absence rates
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Click here to sortNumber of pupils aged 15/in Year 11From 2015/16, cohort based on pupils in Year 11. Up to 2014/15, cohort based on pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year.Click here to sortPercentage who achieved Level 1Percentage of pupils who achieved the Level 1 threshold (a volume of qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade A*-G).Click here to sortPercentage who achieved Level 2 incl. English/Welsh and mathsLevel 2 Inclusive: a volume of qualifications at Level 2 (equivalent to the volume of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C) Including an A*-C GCSE pass in English or Welsh 1st language or literature and Mathematics or Mathematics Numeracy.Click here to sortPercentage achieving 5 A*-A GCSEs or equivalentClick here to sortCapped 9 points score (interim measure version)Click here to sortLiteracy points scoreClick here to sortNumeracy points scoreClick here to sortScience points scoreClick here to sortSkills Challenge Certificate points score
[Collapse]20170% to 4% at most15,43798.770.525.1.The data item is not applicable42.942.642.933.7
Over 4%, but 6% at most4,23098.959.715.6.The data item is not applicable41.139.541.030.8
Over 6%, but 10% at most5,18198.250.110.2.The data item is not applicable39.036.938.827.9
Over 10%, but 20% at most3,83495.331.94.4.The data item is not applicable35.032.234.921.6
Over 20%, but 30% at most82986.516.81.0.The data item is not applicable29.727.029.613.1
Over 30%, but 50% at most49778.312.30.8.The data item is not applicable26.024.527.27.2
Over 50%22939.74.80.0.The data item is not applicable14.716.414.91.2
[Collapse]20180% to 4% at most14,45298.470.327.2.The data item is not applicable43.042.842.141.2
Over 4%, but 6% at most4,12898.762.617.4.The data item is not applicable41.440.539.739.7
Over 6%, but 10% at most5,11397.852.811.2.The data item is not applicable39.737.736.637.3
Over 10%, but 20% at most3,83195.536.55.5.The data item is not applicable36.333.631.432.4
Over 20%, but 30% at most80087.619.81.5.The data item is not applicable32.329.024.322.3
Over 30%, but 50% at most53177.813.71.3.The data item is not applicable29.327.019.616.6
Over 50%22439.36.70.4.The data item is not applicable21.518.98.85.1
[Collapse]20190% to 4% at most14,82398.169.227.5395.943.142.342.541.6
Over 4%, but 6% at most4,13098.558.216.7374.541.239.039.439.4
Over 6%, but 10% at most5,12498.049.011.1358.039.536.636.937.3
Over 10%, but 20% at most3,73595.131.95.2322.235.931.931.232.2
Over 20%, but 30% at most89586.820.43.1275.432.027.825.824.3
Over 30%, but 50% at most56973.110.40.9221.726.822.919.416.1
Over 50%29240.14.50.7128.318.916.211.05.3



Key Stage 4 achievement, by absence rates

Last update

30 January 2020 30 January 2020

Next update

January 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Welsh Examinations Database, Welsh Government (via Awarding Organisations and a contracted collection body)

Source 2

Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

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Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description

This cube provides information on the percentage of pupils in year 11/aged 15 achieving the key stage 4 indicators, by absence rate.

Data collection and calculation

The figures in this table are based on information collected from awarding organisations for the school performance exercise and have been checked by schools. Further information on the collection and calculation of this data can be found in the notes section of the Examination Results release (See Weblinks).

Cohort sizes have been replaced by a * where there are fewer than 5 but more than zero pupils in a category.
Percentages have been replaced by a * where there are fewer than 50 but more than zero pupils in a cohort.
This is to make users aware of the very small numbers in certain categories and to show that care should be taken when making comparisons between attainment data for such categories.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods



GCSE; Level thresholds; KS4


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