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Pupils: Qualifications

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils who achieved level 2 or above at key stage one went on to achieve level 4 at key stage two in 2007. (187892)

The information is as follows:

In 2007,

92 per cent. of pupils who achieved an average of level 2 or above in reading and writing at key stage 1 achieved level 4 or above in English at key stage 2

84 per cent. of pupils who achieved level 2 or above at key stage 1 in mathematics achieved level 4 or above in key stage 2.

95 per cent. of pupils who achieved an average of level 2 or above in reading, writing and mathematics at key stage 1 achieved level 4 or above in science at key stage 2.

Only pupils who have reached the end of key stage 2 in 2007 and have a valid level at both key stage 1 and key stage 2 are included in the above figures, excluding pupils who were absent or disapplied from the key stage 1 tests. In most cases, these pupils will have taken key stage 1 tests in 2003, which was the last full year of KS1 national curriculum tests.

These figures are published annually in the Statistical First Release (SFR) ‘National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 2 in England’. Figures for 2007 are available at:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000764/index.shtml