Education: Yorkshire and Humber

Education written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in state education in (a) York and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber passed (i) key stage 1 SATS, (ii) key stage 2 SATS and (iii) five or more GCSEs at grades A to E in (A) 1992 and (B) each year since 1992.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

National curriculum assessment provides a measurement of achievement against the precise attainment targets of the national curriculum rather than any generalised concept of ability in any of the subject areas. The national curriculum standards have been designed so that most pupils will progress by approximately one level every two years. This means that by the end of Key Stage 1 pupils are expected to achieve Level 2 and by the end of Key Stage 2 are expected to achieve Level 4, there is no measure of passing or failing.

Statistics for pupils at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2 in York and the Yorkshire and Humber region is shown in the following tables.

Standard measures of attainment at the end of Key Stage 4 include achievement of five or more GCSEs at A*-C grade ("five good GCSEs"). Information for five or more A-E grades could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Statistics for pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C grades in York local authority and the Yorkshire and Humber region is shown in the following table.

Percentage of pupils(1) achieving Level 2 or above in Key Stage 1 assessments for York local authority (LA) and Yorkshire and the Humber Region, Year: 1997/98 to 2010/11, Coverage: England
      Reading Writing Maths
  Result type Data type York LA Yorkshire and the Humber York LA Yorkshire and the Humber York LA Yorkshire and the Humber
1997/98(2) Task/test Final 83 79 83 81 88 84
1998/99 Task/test Final 84 81 85 82 89 86
1999/2000 Task/test Final 87 83 88 84 93 89
2000/01 Task/test Final 87 84 88 86 92 90
2001/02 Task/test Final 86 84 88 86 90 90
2002/03 Task/test Final 87 84 83 81 92 90
2003/04 Task/test Final 88 84 81 81 90 90
2004/05 TA Final 87 84 82 82 91 90
2005/06 TA Provisional 88 83 84 80 90 89
2006/07 TA Provisional 88 82 85 78 92 88
2007/08 TA Provisional 86 82 83 78 91 87
2008/09 TA Provisional 90 83 86 79 92 88
2009/10 TA Provisional 86 83 84 79 91 88
2010/11 TA Provisional 88 83 82 79 91 88
(1) Includes all maintained schools and academies with pupils eligible for assessment at Key Stage 1. (2) Data only available from 1997/98. Source: Key Stage 1 collection
Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in Key Stage 2 English and maths tests for York local authority(1) (LA) and Yorkshire and the Humber Region, Year: 1997/98 to 2010/11, Coverage: England
    English Maths
  Data type York LA Yorkshire and the Humber York LA Yorkshire and the Humber
1997/98(2) Final 70 61 65 56
1998/99 Final 76 67 75 67
1999/2000 Final 78 72 74 70
2000/01 Final 79 72 75 69
2001/02 Final 78 72 76 72
2002/03 Final 75 73 74 71
2003/04 Final 81 76 79 73
2004/05 Final 81 77 78 74
2005/06 Revised 81 77 78 74
2006/07 Revised 84 79 81 76
2007/08 Revised 85 80 79 78
2008/09 Revised 81 78 80 78
2009/10 Revised 84 80 83 81
2010/11 Revised 82 80 83 79
(1) Figures for academies are included (where applicable) in the individual LA figures but figures exclude hospital schools and pupil referral units. (2) Data only available from 1997/98.
Percentage of pupils(1) achieving five or more GCSE grades A*-C for York local authority(2) (LA) and Yorkshire and the Humber Region(2), Year: 1995/96 to 2010/11(3,4,5),Coverage: England
  York LA Yorkshire and the Humber
1991/92 (6) 30.9
1992/93 (6) 33.7
1993/94 (6) 36.0
1994/95 (6) 41.1
1995/96 47.7 37.1
1996/97 51.4 37.9
1997/98 48.9 38.7
1993/99 51.5 40.5
1999/2000 52.6 42.1
2000/01 54.2 43.0
2001/02 56.4 44.2
2002/03 58.9 45.6
2003/04(7) 56.6 47.2
2004/05 60.6 51.6
2005/06 62.1 54.5
2006/07 67.5 57.8
2007/08 68.5 62.1
2008/09 73.1 69.2
2009/10(8) 80.7 76.8
2010/11 84.3 81.5
(1) Figures from 1991/92 to 2003/04 relate to 15-year-old pupils (age at start of academic year). From 2004/05 to present relate to pupils at the end of Key Stage 4. (2) Local authority and region figures do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas. Local authority and regional figures cover achievements in maintained schools including academies but excludes hospital schools, pupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provision (AP). (3) Including attempts and achievement in previous academic years. (4) Figures for 2010/11 are revised, all other figures are final. (5) York LA figures only available from 1995/96 when it became a unitary authority. (6 )Not applicable. (7) Figures from before 2003/04 refer to GCSE/GNVQ only. After 2003/04 the figures include GCSE, GNVQ and new approved equivalences. (8) The figures given from 2009/10 onwards includes iGCSEs.

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