Educational Achievement

Educational Achievement2019-01-08T15:03:54+00:00

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
Key Stage 4 – Breakdown
Further Education
By Age 19
Schools’ Performance

Key Stage 4 – Overall

EES 13: Progress 8 score

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Analysis

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 55 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT October 2018.

EES 52: Attainment 8 score

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Analysis

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 (47.07) and better than nationally (44.3) and better than the average for state schools (46.4). 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 October 2018.

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

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Analysis

This data was sourced from LAIT and school performance tables October 2018. 46.5% 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 (44.2%), the national average (39.9%.) and the average nationally for state schools (46.4%). This ranks Wiltshire 40 nationally. 68% of Wiltshire students achieved a pass of 4 or more in English and maths, this is also above Wiltshire statistical neighbours (65.98) and significantly above the national average (59.10).

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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 lower than the year before and below the average score of 0. However, Wiltshire’s score is similar to the landscape nationally, it is slightly below its statistical neighbours (-0.57) and national (-0.4). The county is ranked in the bottom quartile for this performance indicator, 123 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT February 2018.

EES 53: Progress 8 for non disadvantaged pupils

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Wiltshire is marginally below the 0 average score for its Progress 8 score for those who are not disadvantaged pupils in 2017 with a score of -0.01, it a drop of 0.13 from the previous year. Wiltshire is marginally below its statistical neighbours  (0.06) and the national average (0.11). Wiltshire is ranked in the bottom quartile for this measure, 115 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables 2017 and LAIT February 2018.

EES 54: Attainment 8 score for disadvantaged pupils

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Wiltshire’s attainment 8 score for disadvantaged pupils is lower than the previous year (38.4), it is also marginally below its statistical neighbours (34.77), but it is significantly below the national average (37.1). Wiltshire is ranked in the bottom quartile for this measure, ranking 136 out of 152. This data was sourced from the LAIT February 2018.

EES 55: Attainment 8 for non disadvantaged pupils

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Wiltshire’s attainment 8 score (49.4) for pupils who are not disadvantaged is in line with its statistical neighbours (49.64) and the national average (49.8).  This ranks Wiltshire 72 out 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables 2017 and LAIT February 2018.

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

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To be reported on the next performance dashboard as there is no provisional data available at the time of this report.

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

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Analysis

The percentage of pupils who are not disadvantaged achieving a grade 5 (formally a grade C) or better in English and Maths was slightly below the national average (49.4%) and the average for Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (49.3%). This data was sourced from the school performance tables 2017.

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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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Wiltshire’s average academic average point score was 32.43 and compared well to its statistical neighbours (31.36) and the national average (31.32). This data was sourced from the school performance tables 2017.

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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The gap between Wiltshire (25.9%) and its statistical neighbours (28.06%) has increased compared to the previous year, however the county is marginally above the national average (25.8%). Wiltshire is ranked 77 out of 152 counties for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

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

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Of the 5,160 individuals 84.9% achieved a Level 2 qualification by the age of 19, this was 0.9% less than the previous year, signalling a drop for the 2nd consecutive year. Wiltshire has a higher average then seen nationally (83.6%) and marginally better than its statistical neighbours (84.49%). Wiltshire is ranked 50 out of 152 counties for this performance indicator. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

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

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Of the 5,160 individuals 58% achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19, this is the lowest proportion since 2011. However this is still above the national average (57.5%), but marginally behind Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (58.37%). Wiltshire is ranked 66 for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

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

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Of the 5,160 individuals 70.3% achieved a Level 2 qualification with English and maths by the age of 19. Wiltshire was slightly lower than its statistical neighbours (71.32%), but better than the national average (68.8%). Wiltshire is ranked 52 out of 152 counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

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

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Of the 340 individuals eligible for free school meals 60.3% achieved a Level 2 qualification by the age of 19. This was an increase compared to the previous year and the first increase in 5 years. The county is significantly below the national average (66.4%), and has closed the gap on its statistical neighbours (63.84%) which it is now only slightly behind. Wiltshire is ranked 113 and is in the bottom quartile nationally. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

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

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Of the 340 individuals eligible for free school meals 26.8% achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19. This was the first increase in 5 years for this measure. The county is significantly below the national average (35.9%) and slightly behind its statistical neighbours (28.2%). Wiltshire is ranked 121 and is in the bottom quartile nationally. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

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

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Of the 4820 individuals not eligible for free school meals 60.2% achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19. This was a decrease compared to the previous year after 8 years of increases. Wiltshire now has a lower average proportion than its statistical neighbours (61.21%) and the national average (61.1%). Wiltshire is ranked 81 nationally. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

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Schools’ Performance

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

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Wiltshire has 29/35 of its Secondary Schools of which 4/5 of its Special Schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted (83%). Wiltshire marginally behind its statistical neighbours (85%). Since the last update Wiltshire has had the John of Gaunt School rated Good. This Ofsted data is taken from DFE school performance tables, as of November 2018.

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

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Wiltshire has 20/24 of its Sixth Forms Schools/Colleges and 2/3 of its Special Schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted (81%). Wiltshire remains the same as the previous quarter but is still below its statistical neighbour’s average (86%). Since the last update Wiltshire has had the John of Gaunt School rated Good and Wiltshire College rated Good. This Ofsted data is taken from DFE school performance tables, as of November 2018.

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