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National curriculum teacher assessments of the non-core subjects

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  • Release date: 18 August 2015
  • Period covered: 2015
An annual report looking at pupil achievements in non-core subjects at Key Stage 2 and 3, including information by gender, subject and level of achievement.

Key points

Key Stage 3

  • Since 2014 there has been an increase in the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level (level 5 or above) in every subject. The greatest increase was in Welsh Second Language (3.4 percentage points).
  • In 2015, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level varied from 92.7 per cent in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to 81.2 per cent in Welsh Second Language.
  • In each subject, a higher percentage of girls than boys achieved the expected level. The gap between girls and boys was greatest in Welsh Second Language (13.1 percentage points).

Key Stage 2

  • In 2015, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level (level 4 or above) in Welsh Second Language was 76.1 per cent, compared with 73.1 per cent in 2014.

A further breakdown of all the data shown in this release by local authority, attainment level and by gender will be available on StatsWales. Data will be added to the StatsWales website shortly.

Benchmark information tables are also available for Key Stage 3 (both for core and non-core subjects) and are published alongside this release.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5968
Email: school.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk