% achieving 5 or more A* to C GCSE's (incl. English & Maths) - pupils eligible for free school meals (1011) Metric type Discontinued

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This is the percentage of pupils in state funded secondary schools who are eligible for free school meals achieving 5 or more A* to C GCSEs (incl. English & mathematics). This is based on pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in the academic year reported, in all state funded secondary schools, which includes academies and city technology colleges. Free School Meals (FSM) is a binary indicator variable that states whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals in the academic year reported at the time of the annual spring school census for EYFSP, Phonics, KS1 and KS2. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. For KS4, performance tables data is used which means that the FSM variable outcome recorded for some pupils in the Spring census may change after the school checking exercise
PRE 2013/14 DATA IS NOT COMPARABLE DUE TO CHANGES TO THE PRODUCTION OF THESE STATISTICS FOR THIS PERIOD
Two major reforms have been implemented which affect the calculation of Key Stage 4 (KS4) performance measures data: 1. Professor Alison Wolf's Review of Vocational Education recommendations which: restrict the qualifications counted; prevent any qualification from counting as larger than one GCSE; and cap the number of non-GCSEs included in performance measures at two per pupil. 2. An early entry policy to only count a pupil's first attempt at a qualification. Comparisons between 2013/14 and earlier years should not be made before reading sections 2 and 3 of the statistical first release:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/399238/SFR_02_2015-revised_GCSE_and_equivalents.pdf
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31 May 2018
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GCSE achieved (5A*-C inc. Eng & Maths) - pupils eligible for free school meals
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Discontinued
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1
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a high value is good
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Percentage of the count of pupils at the end of KS4
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Achievement of 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent, including English and Maths
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GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics
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Department for Education
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