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A letter from the Education Secretary to the Education Select Committee about the GCSE grades 9 to 1. In particular, this letter sets out expectations on equivalence of grade 4 to the former grade C to be termed as a "standard pass". A "strong pass" will be regarded as grade 5.Guidance: Primary school accountability
Technical guidance on primary accountability and school-level progress measures. This guide is for all primary schools. It sets out how the DFE calculate primary school accountability measures. The 2016 school performance tables will reflect these calculations.Guidance on school performance: KS2 similar schools
Information about how to use school performance tables to see how a school is performing at key stage 2 compared to a school with a similar intake of pupils. A ‘similar intake of pupils’ is calculated by estimating the attainment for each pupil achieving the expected standard or higher in reading, writing and mathematics.Primary School Performance Tables: 2016
Achievements of pupils in each state-funded primary school in England.2016 EYFS Profile results
Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) results for the 2015 to 2016 academic year, at national and local authority level.2016 Provisional A level and other 16-18 results
Provisional information on A level and other results for 16- to 18-year-olds at the end of their final year.2016 Provisional GSCE and equivalent results
Provisional statistics on the achievements of young people at the end of key stage 4 in England, in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.Provisional Phonics Screening and KS1 Assessments 2016
The DfE has published provisional information on the 2016 phonics screening check and assessments at key stage 1, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.Consultation: Schools that work for everyone
The DFE is consulting on proposals to create more good school places. The proposals include:
The DFE has published a more detailed release of assessments at Key Stage 2. This includes outcomes related to school type, phase and size as well as gender. Progress data will be presented in the revised release in December.Primary School Accountability in 2016
The DFE has published technical guidance on primary accountability and school-level progress measures. The first document includes the methodology for calculating the progress scores for Key Stage 2 based on prior attainment groups. A second document is a summary.Infographic: GCSE Results 2016
Ofqual have published a summary infographic of GCSE results from this summer.Detalied Analysis of Summer 2016 GCSE Results
A detailed analysis of this summer's GCSE results has been published by Ofqual.JCQ publications for GCE results 2016
Full details of all published results from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) for AS and A level results for summer 2016.Infographic: AS and A level results 2016
On 18 August the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) published AS and A level results for summer 2016. This infographic summarises those results.
Download direct: AS and A level results 2016.
Permanent and fixed-period exclusions within the 2014 to 2015 academic year in:
This statistical first release (SFR) gives provisional headline figures on 2016 key stage 2 national curriculum assessment results for pupils in schools in England. It includes results from the key stage 2 tests in:
The secondary school performance tables show:
Performance tables showing the achievements of pupils in each state-funded primary school in England.Funding for school admission appeals
DFE propose to change the Schemes for financing schools statutory guidance by adding admission appeals to the list of services local authorities can charge to local-authority-maintained schools’ budgets.Consultation on implementing the English Baccalaureate
Consultation to seek views on:
Provisional information on the 2015 phonics screening check and assessments at key stage 1, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connections
This recently published report examines how students' access to ICT devices has evolved, explores how education systems are integrating ICT into students' learning experiences and the impact on performance outcomes related to PISA assessment. There is a useful summary overview available on the OECD blog: Education Today and the report can be downloaded in PDF format.Provisional KS2 national curriculum assessments: England 2015
Provisional information on the 2015 national curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England.Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2013-14
Levels of permanent and fixed-period exclusions by school type, including information on reasons for exclusions and exclusion review panels.Provision for children under 5 years of age: January 2015
Statistics on early years provision for children under 5 years in England. The data on the provision of education for children under 5 years of age includes the number of children benefiting from funded early years education and providers of funded early years education.Special educational needs in England: January 2015
Information from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools. This is based upon the characteristics of pupils by their: level of SEN provision - education, health and care (EHC) plan or SEN support and type of SEN. It is based on pupil-level data collected via the school census.Interim retention measure for school sixth forms: 2013-14
This statistical first release (SFR) sets out the proportion of academic and vocational courses completed by 16- to 19-year-olds. The qualifications it covers include: A levels, AS levels and a range of other academic and vocational qualifications.
We previously published qualification success rates for schools, but no longer do so. We’re developing a new retention measure to replace qualification success rates as part of planned reforms to the 16 to 19 accountability system from 2016. To prepare for the new retention measure, this interim retention measure is based on the retention element of qualification success rates.
This collection comprises a set of test materials including mark schemes and test administration instructions for the 2016 KS1 and KS2 national curriculum tests. It also includes information about scaled scores (assessment without levels) and statutory trialling, both of which are introduced in 2016.Timeline of changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels
An overview of what changes will be made to GCSE, AS and A level qualifications between 2015 and 2019. First published November 2014, updated June 2015.