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Educational Achievement
These statistics cover the achievements of those in Education at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and by the age of 19.

EES 53: Percentage of Key Stage 2 Pupils Achieving Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Maths

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This is the first year of assessment for the new national curriculum since it was introduced in 2014. The results are no longer reported as levels but as scaled scores. 53% of Wiltshire students achieved the expected level in reading, writing and maths which matches the average nationally, and Wiltshire has performed better than its statistical neighbours (50%). Wiltshire was ranked 63 nationally, out of the 152 counties. This data was sourced from LAIT September 2016.

EES 54: Percentage of Key Stage Two Pupils from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Achieving Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Maths

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Wiltshire has improved by 5% since the previous year, and is now marginally above its statistical neighbours (65.6%). However, Wiltshire is still below the National average (70%), but the gap has decreased from 7% to 4%. Wiltshire is currently ranked in the bottom third nationally for the performance indicator (112/152). This data was sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing May 2016's data.

EES 55: Percentage of Key Stage Four Pupils Achieving Five GCSEs at Grades A*-C

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Close to 70% of Wiltshire students achieved 5 GCSEs graded A*-C in 20/14/15. This compares well against their statistical neighbours (68.34%) and much better than the national average (64.9%). The county is ranked 41 nationally out of 152 counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing January 2016's data.

EES 56: Percentage of Key Stage Four Pupils Achieving Five GCSEs at Grades A*-C Including English and Maths

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Wiltshire saw a very good improvement over the previous year, and a higher proportion of Wiltshire students achieved 5 or more GCSEs with Grades A*-C including English and Maths then its statistical neighbours (59.59%). It also achieved a significantly higher proportion compared to the national average (53.8%). Currently the county of Wiltshire is ranked 38 nationally out of 152 counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing January 2016's data.

EES 17: Percentage of Pupils at the End of Key Stage 4 Achieving at GCSE and Equivalents, 5+ A* - C Including English and Maths

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Wiltshire had a good improvement on the previous year for those achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSEs or equivalent qualification including English and maths. Wiltshire was higher than the national average for all schools (53.8%) and significantly higher than nationally state funded schools (57.1%), and was also slightly better than the county's statistical neighbours (59.6%). This data was sourced from the DfE School Performance Tables KS4 2015 results, and ranks Wiltshire in the top third Nationally (38).

EES 57: Percentage Achievement of Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals Achieving 5 or More GCSEs Grade A* - C Including English and Maths

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In 2015 Wiltshire was significantly down compared to its statistical neighbours (29.35%) and nationally (33.3%) for those students achieving 5 or more GCSEs with an A*-C including English and maths who were eligible for free school meals. Currently Wiltshire is ranked 123 nationally out of 152 counties. Historically Wiltshire has had a small proportion of children eligible for free school meals, compared to nationally, which may have contributed to the increases and decrease over the years. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing January 2016's data.

EES 20: Percentage of Key Stage Four Pupils from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Achieving Five GCSEs at Grades A*-C including English and Maths

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Wiltshire had a significant improvement on the previous year for Key Stage 4 performance from young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and is in line with its statistical neighbours (33.35%); but the county is still below the national level (36.8%). Nationally Wiltshire is ranked 92. This data was sourced from LAIT September 2016 from 2014/15 Results data last updated January 2016.

EES 58: Average A-Level Point Scores

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Wiltshire had a slight dip in its average A-Level point scores in 2015, but still compared well to all schools and colleges nationally (778.3) and state funded schools and colleges (763.9).  Wiltshire also had a higher average point score than its statistical neighbours (759.09); only Gloucestershire has higher average scores (807). This data was sourced from the DfE School Performance Tables KS4 2015 results.

EES 18: Percentage of People with a Level 2 with English and Maths who Achieved at 19 who didn't Achieve at 16

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The county was marginally lower than its statistical neighbours (25.02%) for those achieving a level 2 qualification with English and maths by 19 years of age who didn't achieve this at 16. In 2015, Wiltshire had 480 individuals achieve this which is a significant improvement on the previous year and above the National average (22.3%). Wiltshire is ranked 45 out of 152 counties for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 59: Percentage of Residents Achieving a Level 2 Qualification by the Age of 19

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4,300 individuals achieved a level 2 qualification by 19 in 2015. Wiltshire is marginally better than the national average (86%) and its statistical neighbours (85.93%). Wiltshire is ranked 69 out of 152 counties for this performance indicator. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 60: Percentage of Residents Achieving a Level 3 Qualification by the Age of 19

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2,995 individuals achieved a level 3 qualification by 19 in 2015.  This was above the national average (57.4%), as well as better than Wiltshire's statistical neighbours (57.81%). Wiltshire is ranked 50. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 61: Percentage of Residents Achieving a Level 2 Qualification with English and Maths by the Age of 19

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3,445 individuals achieved a level 2 qualification with English and maths by 19 in 2015. Wiltshire was better  than its statistical neighbours (68.54%), and the national average (67.9%). Wiltshire is ranked 52 out of 152 counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 62: Inequality Gap in Level 2 Qualifications

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Over the last year, the gap has continued to grow between Wiltshire and the national rate (16.5%). Wiltshire has seen a continued rise for the 3rd year in a row. This is the 2012/13 cohort and the last cohort before the RPA as such the improvements that have been made to raise achievement and close the gap by 19, as such there is a lag in the data and it will take some time before these improvements can be seen. However Wiltshire's gap has increased by 1.9% compared to its statistical neighbours (22.12) who have had a slight increase of 0.19%. Wiltshire is ranked 136 and is in the bottom quartile. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 63: Inequality Gap in Level 2 Qualification Including English and Maths

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Though the level of the inequality gap has remained largely the same as the previous year, the gap has increased compared to the national rate (26.5%). However, Wiltshire is broadly in line with its statistical neighbours (32.67%) in 2015. Wiltshire has seen a continued rise for the 3rd year in a row. This is the 2012/13 cohort and the last cohort before the RPA as such the improvements that have been made to raise achievement and close the gap by 19, as such there is a lag in the data and it will take some time before these improvements can be seen. As a county Wiltshire is ranked 110 nationally for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 64: Attainment of a Level 2 Qualification by the Age of 19 Free School Meal Pupils

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185 individuals who were eligible for Free School Meals achieved a level 2 qualification by 19 in 2015. The amount of actual individuals has remained the same as the previous year, however percentage wise Wiltshire has seen a drop for the 3rd year in a row. The county is significantly below the national average (71%) and only slightly below than its statistical neighbours (65.7%). This is the 2012/13 cohort and the last cohort before the RPA as such the improvements that have been made to raise achievement and close the gap by 19, as such there is a lag in the data and it will take some time before these improvements can be seen. Wiltshire is ranked 123 and is in the bottom quartile nationally. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 65: Attainment of Level 3 Qualification Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals

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Wiltshire has seen a drop for the 3rd year in a row for the proportion of pupils who were eligible for Free School Meals by 19. 80 FSM individuals achieved this level in 2015. The gap has increased between Wiltshire and the national average (36.4%), however the county is marginally better than the average for Wiltshire's statistical neighbours (28.27%). This is the 2012/13 cohort and the last cohort before the RPA as such the improvements that have been made to raise achievement and close the gap by 19, as such there is a lag in the data and it will take some time before these improvements can be seen. Wiltshire is ranked 100 nationally out of 152 counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 66: Attainment of Level 3 Qualification Pupils Not Eligible for Free School Meals

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2,910 individuals who were not eligible for Free School Meals achieved a level 3 qualification by 19 in 2015. For Wiltshire, this was an increase on the previous year, and better than its statistical neighbours (60.39%), and the national average (60.9%). Wiltshire is ranked 62 nationally. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 67: Inequality Gap in the Achievement of a Level 3 Qualification

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Wiltshire has seen a continued rise for the 3rd year in a row for the gap in achievement of level 3 qualifications by 19 years of age. Wiltshire has a larger inequality gap than its statistical neighbours (32.1%), and is significantly larger the national average (24.6%). This is the 2012/13 cohort and the last cohort before the RPA as such the improvements that have been made to raise achievement and close the gap by 19, as such there is a lag in the data and it will take some time before these improvements can be seen. Wiltshire is ranked 128 nationally and is in the bottom quartile for this performance indicator. This data is sourced from the LAIT September 2016 showing March 2016's data for people aged 19 in 2015.

EES 78: Number of Wiltshire Secondary Schools with Good or Outstanding Provision

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Wiltshire has 28/29 of its Secondary Schools and 5/6 of its Special Schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. This compares well to Wiltshire's statistical neighbours (84%). Currently Wiltshire has no Secondary School rated as inadequate. This Ofsted data is taken from DFE school performance tables, as of September 2016.

EES 79: Number of Wiltshire Secondary Schools with 6th Forms with Good or Outstanding Provision

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Wiltshire has 21/22 of its Sixth Forms Schools/Colleges and 3/3 of its Special Schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. This compares well to Wiltshire's statistical neighbours (86%). Currently Wiltshire has no Sixth Form or College rated as inadequate. This Ofsted data is taken from DFE school performance tables, as of September 2016.