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LBOI Indicator 3.4 - Percentage of 15 year olds in schools maintained by the Local Authorities gaining 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C

Date Range:
01 Apr 2001 to 31 Mar 2014
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Education Authority


Figures are calculated as those achieving at least 5 GCSE grades A*-C (or equivalent) divided by the number of all 16 year old pupils (those pupils on the school roll at the time of the Annual School Census each year, who were aged 15 at the start of that academic year), expressed as a percentage at both national and school level.

Education plays a number of roles in influencing inequalities in health, if health is viewed in its widest sense. Firstly, it has an important role in influencing inequalities in socioeconomic position. Educational qualifications are a determinant of an individual's labour market position, which in turn influences income, housing and other material resources. These are related to health and health inequalities. As a consequence, education is a traditional route out of poverty for those living in disadvantage. The roles of education set out above imply a range of outcomes which are not readily measurable. However, inequality is observed when looking at educational achievement. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds, as measured by being in receipt of free school meals, have lower educational achievement than other children. This indicator relates to the Public Service Agreement (PSA) performance management framework 2008-2011, as follows: • PSA Delivery Agreement 10 Indicator 4 Increase the proportion achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including GCSEs in both English and Maths at KS4 to 53% by 2011 (baseline 2006 of 46%); • PSA Delivery Agreement 11 Indicator 2 Decrease the achievement gap between pupils eligible for free school meals and their peers achieving the expected level at key stages 2 and 4.

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