Education statistics

Qualifications 2015/16

GCSEs

  • 83.3 per cent of year 12 students attained five or more GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A* to C
  • 67.9 per cent of year 12 students attained five or more GCSEs (or equivalent), including maths and English, at grades A* to C
  • 47 per cent of year 12 FSME students attained five or more GCSEs (or equivalent), including maths and English, at grades A* to C
  • 75.6 per cent of year 12 non-FSME students attained five or more GCSEs (or equivalent), including maths and English, at grades A* to C
  • 35.9 per cent of non-grammar FSME students attained five or more GCSEs (or equivalent), including maths and English, at grades A* to C
  • 95.6 per cent of grammar non-FSME students attained five or more GCSEs (or equivalent), including maths and English, at grades A* to C

 

A-levels

  • 13,253 year 14 students were eligible for A-level examinations
  • 59.6 per cent of year 14 pupils attend grammar schools
  • Overall 66.3 per cent of year 14 students attained three or more A-levels at grades A* to C
  • Females generally outperformed their male peers: 68.6 per cent achieved three or more A-levels compared with 63.3 per cent of male students
  • 76.3 per cent of grammar school students achieved three or more A-levels at grades A* to C compared with 51.5 per cent of non-grammar
  • 53.6 per cent of year 14 FSME students achieved three or more A-levels at grades A*-C compared with 69 per cent of non-FSME students

School leaver destinations 2015/16

  • 95.8 per cent of leavers entered Education, Employment or Training
  • 42.9 per cent of leavers continued into higher education
  • This is an increase of 1.2 per cent on 2010/11
  • 50.3 per cent of female leavers and 35.7 per cent of male
  • 38.7 per cent of protestant pupils and 45.9 of catholic
  • 81.4 per cent of leavers not entitled to free school meals continued into higher or further education
  • 65.9 per cent of FSME leavers
  • Over twice as many male leavers (13.8 per cent) enter into training than female (5.4 per cent)

Free school meal entitlement (FSME) 2016/17

  • Students entitled to free school meals – 102,127 (30.7 per cent)
  • Up 1,064 compared with 2015/16
  • Uptake level of free school meals – 82.2 per cent
  • Free school meals represent 44.2 per cent of all meals provided
  • Grammar school FSME – 14.3 per cent
  • Non-grammar school FSME – 40.6 per cent
  • Special school FSME – 54 per cent

Higher education performance 2015/16

  • 7.7 per cent of full-time first degree entrants (2014/15) were no longer in higher education in 2015/16
  • 76.7 per cent of full-time degree entrants (2013/14) who took a year out in 2014/15 did not return to higher education in 2015/16
  • 84.3 per cent of full-time first degree students entering higher education courses are expected to obtain a degree

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