November

EYFSP attainment by pupil characteristics: 2013 to 2014

Department for Education, Statistics

  • This dataset provides information on levels of attainment for pupils in the early years foundation stage, in the 2013/14 academic year. The data are broken down by pupil characteristics, including gender, ethnicity and SEN status.
  • The data show that girls have continued to outperform boys, keeping the gender gap as it was previously. The attainment gap between summer-born and autumn-born pupils has closed slightly, with 22% more autumn-born pupils achieving a good level of learning.

Official statistics: Early years and childcare registered providers inspections and outcomes

Ofsted, Official statistics

  • Ofsted’s data contain statistics from inspections of early years and childcare providers.
  • These statistics show that childcare on non-domestic premises tends towards a higher inspection grade than childminders. However, the percentage of childminders deemed to be good or outstanding has increased from 77% in June 2014, to 78% more recently. London’s early years and childcare providers received the lowest percentage of good or outstanding grades, regionally.

NEET statistics quarterly brief: July to September 2014

Department for Education, Statistics

  • This statistical release comprises data on young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) from July to September 2014.
  • This period showed the lowest 16-18 NEET rate since 2000 (when comparable data was first collected). It fell from 12.2% in July-September 2013 to 10.6%. This decline is due to an increase in employment levels as well as a decrease in young people not in education or training. The 19-24 NEET rate also fell by 2.2%.

Initial teacher training: trainee number census - 2014 to 2015

Department for Education, Statistics

  • This statistical first release gives figures on new entrants who have started, or are due to start an initial teacher training programme in 2014/15.
  • The overall percentage of targeted places that have been filled has dropped from 95% in 2013/14, to 93%. Of these new entrants, 28% were on a School Direct programme. Secondary programmes proved somewhat harder to fill than primary programmes, with 91% of targeted places filled compared to 93%.

Consultations on the reform of GCSEs, AS and A levels

Ofqual, Publications

  • This archive covers different consultations held on the GCSE, AS and A Level qualification reforms. As well as the original consultation document, the consultation analysis is also available for viewing.

Timeline of changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels

Ofqual, Publications

  • An overview of the expected changes to GCSE, AS and A Levels and how this will affect current yeargroups. Students currently in year 11 will be the first to take the new exams in English and English language GCSE, still under the A*-G grading system. Current year 9 students will be the first to experience the new 9 to 1 grading system.

GCSE and A level reform: religious studies

Department for Education, Consultations

  • The Department for Education is seeking views on the proposed subject content for GCSE and A Level religious studies. The consultation closes on 29 December and will be the final consultation on subject content.

Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils by characteristics: 2010 to 2011/Destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 pupils: 2011 to 2012

Department for Education, Statistics

  • These two updated datasets show the educational/employment destinations of KS4 and KS5 students in 2010/11 and 2011/12. The earlier dataset also includes characteristic information including gender, ethnicity and free school meal eligibility.
  • The data show no divide between the proportion of girls and boys going into sustained education, employment or training after KS4 in 2010/11 (89% and 88%, respectively). These figures have remained static in the 2011/12 dataset, with an overall 86% being recorded in sustained education, and 2% in sustained employment and/or training.