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Academic achievement by pupil characteristics, 2013

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Welsh Government
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SB 29/2014 Academic achievement by pupil characteristics, 2013 1 Academic achievement by pupil characteristics, 2013 This statistical bulletin uses pupil-level data that links data on attainment and examination information at Foundation Phase and Key Stages 2 to 4 to pupil characteristics from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) and Pupils’ Attendance Record. This enables us to analyse the attainment of pupils by gender, ethnicity, acquisition of English as an additional language (EAL), different special educational need (SEN) requirements, primary SEN type, absenteeism and month of birth. For Foundation Phase, we use the Foundation Phase Indicator (FPI) to measure progress. For Key Stages 2 and 3, the Core Subject Indicator (CSI) is used. For Key Stage 4, we mainly use the Level 2 Threshold including English or Welsh First Language and Maths (L2EWM) to measure progress. In this bulletin, unless otherwise stated, Key Stage 4 results refer to L2EWM. For full definitions of these indicators please refer to the Key Quality Information section of this bulletin. Key Points Gender With regard to FPI/CSI/L2EWM, girls continued to outperform boys at Foundation Phase and each Key Stage, with the widest gap in 2013 at Key Stage 3, and the narrowest gap at Key Stage 2. Ethnicity When comparing the main ethnic groups, a higher percentage of pupils from a Chinese or Chinese British ethnic background achieved the FPI/CSI/L2EWM than any other ethnic group at Foundation Phase and each Key Stage. English as an additional language (EAL) With regard to CSI/L2EWM, pupils classified as “competent” or “fluent” did better than those where an EAL stage of development was not applicable at each Key Stage. At Foundation Phase, pupils classified as “developing competence” or “competent” did better than those classified as “fluent” and those where an EAL stage of development was not applicable. Speci

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