These statistics cover the achievements of those in education at Key Stage 4, further education and by the age of 19.

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Key Stage 4 – Overall

EES 13: Progress 8 score

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Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score – with the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school. Progress 8 is a relative measure, therefore the national average Progress 8 score for mainstream schools is zero. 2018 data shows Wiltshire is on average with a score of 0.01, and slightly above the national average (-0.08) and Wiltshire’s statistical neighbour’s average (-0.01). Wiltshire is ranked 58 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT January 2019.

EES 52: Attainment 8 score

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Attainment 8 measures the average achievements of pupils in up to 8 qualifications, including maths (double weighted), English (double weighted) and 3 Ebacc qualifications including science, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 additional subjects. From the current data available Wiltshire’s attainment 8 score has increased from last year to 48.2, which is slightly above Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (47.24) and better than nationally (44.5) and better than the average for state schools (46.5). In 2017 and 2018, a combination of legacy (8-point A*-G grading scale) and reformed GCSEs (9-point grading scale) will count in performance tables. By using prior attainment, the impact on scores is likely to be reduced over time. Wiltshire ranks 42 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT January 2019.

EES 17: Percentage of students with Grade 5 or better in English and maths GCSEs

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This data was sourced from LAIT and school performance tables January 2019. 46.9% of Wiltshire students achieved a strong pass of 5 or more in English and maths, an increase of 3% on the previous year. This is above Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (44.43%), the national average (40.2%.) and the average nationally for state schools (43.3%). This ranks Wiltshire 40 nationally. 68.4% of Wiltshire students achieved a pass of 4 or more in English and maths, this is also above Wiltshire statistical neighbours (66.19%) and significantly above the national average (59.4%).

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Key Stage 4 – Breakdown

EES 20: Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils

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Wiltshire’s progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils was slightly better than the year before but still below the average score of 0. However, Wiltshire’s score is similar to the landscape nationally, it is slightly below its statistical neighbours (-0.59) and national (-0.44). The county has moved from the bottom quartile to the 2nd quartile and is now ranked 66 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT January 2019.

EES 53: Progress 8 for non disadvantaged pupils

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Wiltshire is marginally above the 0 average score for its Progress 8 score for those who are not disadvantaged pupils in 2018 with a score of 0.1. Wiltshire is broadly in line with its statistical neighbours (0.13) and the national average (0.13). Wiltshire is ranked in the third quartile for this measure, 82 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables 2018 and LAIT January 2019.

EES 54: Attainment 8 score for disadvantaged pupils

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Wiltshire’s attainment 8 score for disadvantaged pupils is slightly higher than the previous year (33.5), it is also higher than its statistical neighbours (34.45), but it is still below the national average (36.8). Wiltshire is ranked in the third quartile for this measure, ranking 80 out of 152. This data was sourced from the LAIT January 2019.

EES 55: Attainment 8 for non disadvantaged pupils

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Wiltshire’s attainment 8 score (50.8) for pupils who are not disadvantaged is in line with its statistical neighbours (50.1) and the national average (50.3). This ranks Wiltshire 56 out 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables 2018 and LAIT January 2019.

EES 56: Percentage of disadvantaged students with Grade C/5 or better in English and maths GCSEs

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Of the 733 pupils classed as disadvantaged, 23.5% achieved a Grade C/5 or better in English and maths GCSEs. This is higher than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours average (21.2%) and but slightly lower than the national average for maintained schools (24.9%). This data was sourced from the school performance tables February 2019.

EES 57: Percentage of non disadvantaged students with Grade C/5 or better in English and maths GCSEs

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The percentage of pupils who are not disadvantaged achieving a grade 5 (formally a grade C) or better in English and Maths was higher than the national average (50.1%) and the average for Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (49.7%). This data was sourced from the school performance tables February 2019.

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Further Education

EES 61: Average A level point score per entry

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In 2018, Wiltshire student’s average A level point score remained broadly the same as the previous year at 32.33. This was below the average nationally for all schools (33.05), but compares well to its statistical neighbours (31.73). Wiltshire is ranked 44 out of 152 Counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT October 2018 and School Performance Tables.

EES 62: Academic qualification average point score

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In 2018, Wiltshire’s average academic average point score was 32.55 and compared well to its statistical neighbours (32.34) and the national average state-funded schools/colleges (32.29) but slightly below the national average for all schools (33.66). This data was sourced from the school performance tables February 2019.

EES 63: Applied general qualification average point score

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Applied general qualification’s average point scores have seen a significant drop nationally on the year before, with most areas experience a drop of 7 points. Wiltshire scored 26.77 and is below the national average of (28.26) and the statistical neighbours average (27.93). Wiltshire is ranked 100 out of 152 counties nationally for this measure. Sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT October 2018.

EES 64: Tech level performance average point score

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In 2018, the point score for Tech levels saw an average drop of 3.93 nationally, however Wiltshire dropped by 6.11 compared to previous year to 23.55. This is significantly lower than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours at 27.92 and the national score of 28.33. Wiltshire is ranked in the bottom quartile nationally for this measure, 124 out of 152. Sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT October 2018.

EES 65: Tech level performance completion and attainment score

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The completion and attainment score for Tech Level Performance has increased from the previous year by 0.15. It is marginally below the average for all state-funded schools (0) and its statistical neighbours (0.015). This was sourced from the school performance tables.

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By Age 19

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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Wiltshire (29.8%) has closed the gap to its statistical neighbours and is now slightly ahead (29.4%), the county is now also above the national average (27.2%). Wiltshire is ranked 44 out of 152 counties for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

EES 66: Percentage of residents achieving a Level 2 qualification by the age of 19

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84.3% of residents achieved a Level 2 qualification by the age of 19 in 2018, this a slight decrease compared to the previous year, signalling a drop for the 3rd consecutive year. Wiltshire has a higher average then seen nationally (82.2%) and better than its statistical neighbours (83.52%). Wiltshire is ranked 45 out of 152 counties for this performance indicator. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

EES 67: Percentage of residents achieving a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19

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60.1% of residents achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19 in 2018, this is a 2 point increase on the previous year. The county is still above the national average (57.2%) and its statistical neighbours (57.78%). Wiltshire is ranked 48 for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

EES 68: Percentage of residents achieving a Level 2 qualification with English and maths by the age of 19

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72.2% of residents achieved a Level 2 qualification with English and maths by the age of 19 in 2018. Wiltshire was better than its statistical neighbours (71.02%), and significantly above the national average (68.2%). Wiltshire is ranked 30 out of 152 counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

EES 69: Attainment of a Level 2 qualification by the age of 19 free school meal pupils

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58.5% of residents eligible for free school meals achieved a Level 2 qualification by the age of 19 in 2018. This was a decrease compared to the previous year. The county is still significantly below the national average (63.3%), and is still slightly above its statistical neighbours (58.02%). Wiltshire is ranked 104 nationally for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

EES 70: Attainment of Level 3 qualification pupils eligible for free school meals

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28.2% of residents eligible for free school meals achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19 in 2018. The county is significantly below the national average (35.0%) but has overtaken its statistical neighbours (27.43%). Wiltshire is ranked 107 nationally for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

EES 71: Attainment of Level 3 qualification pupils not eligible for free school meals

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Of the residents not eligible for free school meals, 62.3% achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19 in 2018. This was an increase compared to the previous year. Wiltshire has a higher proportion than its statistical neighbours (60.61%) and the national average (60.7%). Wiltshire is ranked 62 nationally for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

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Schools’ Performance

EES 72: Number of Wiltshire secondary schools with good or outstanding provision

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Wiltshire has 23/30 of its Secondary Schools and 4/5 of its Special Schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted (77%). Wiltshire is lower than its statistical neighbours (87%). Since May Pewsey Vale School and Avon Valley College have been rated Requires Improvement. This Ofsted data is taken from DfE school performance tables, as of August 2019.

EES 73: Number of Wiltshire secondary schools with 6th forms or colleges with good or outstanding provision

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Wiltshire has 18/24 of its Sixth Forms Schools/Colleges and 2/3 of its Special Schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted (74%). Wiltshire is below its statistical neighbour’s average (87%). Since May Avon Valley College has been rated Requires Improvement. This Ofsted data is taken from DfE school performance tables, as of August 2019.

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