Ethnicity and Educational Achievement Statistical Update
My page entitled “Race” Section Two: Ethnicity and Educational Achievement: Data was written in early 2023 and can now be updated using DfE publications which contain a facility for readers to create their own data tables. Of course the changes since 2021/22 are quite small.
I provide links below to tables which I have created but GCE Advanced Level Sociology students and others may well enjoy creating their own tables too.
Data on School Readiness. The Original page contains data for 2019. I have not been able to find more recent data.
Addition December 1st, 2023.
Data on Key Stage 2 Performance.
The original page has Links to data for 2022. Now you may Click here for Key Stage 2 Performance Data 2022/23. Click on Attainment by pupil characteristics and then scroll down to Ethnicity to find the following Chart.
For more detailed 2023 information via Created Tables
Click here for Attainment of Expected Standards at KS Two by ethnicity and gender.
Click here for Attainment of Expected Standards at KS Two by ethnicity and free school meal eligibility.
Click here for Attainment of Expected Standards by ethnicity, gender and free school meal eligibility.
You may use the Create Tables facility to create many more similar tables.
Key Stage 4 Data
Data on Key Stage 4 Performance. The original page has Links to data for 2022. Now you may click here for Key Stage 4 Performance Data 2022/23.
Scroll down to Attainment by Ethnicity to find Data on Attainment at Key Stage 4 in 2023 by the broad ethnic categories: Asian, Black, Chinese, Mixed , Other and White
Click here for data based on detailed subdivisions within these broad ethnic groups.
For Further Subdivisions:
Click here for Average Attainment 8 score by Ethnicity, Gender and Free School Meal Eligibility 2022/23.
Click here for Percentage of pupils achieving grades 5 or above in English and Mathematics GCSEs by Ethnicity, Gender, and Free School Meal Eligibility 2022/23
Click here for Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate [grades 5 in English and maths, A”-C in unreformed subjects] 2022/23.
Ethnicity and A Level Achievement
[I have retained the data from the original page. No further updates are available yet]
Very similar patterns of ethnic educational achievement continue at GCE Advanced Level and in BTec qualifications and there are consequently significant ethnic differences in access to higher education where entry rates are lowest for White Gypsy Roma, White Traveller of Irish Heritage, Afro-Caribbean and White British students.
Click here for data indicating that Chinese and Indian students are especially likely to achieve very good GCE Advanced Level Results in 2020/21
Further Update November 20th 2023
Click here for A Level and other 16-18 results 2022/23 and here for Ethnicity and A Level Results 2018/19- 2022/23 and here For Ethnicity, Disadvantage and Average Points Score, Average A Level results and percentages Achieving very good A Level Results 2018/19- 2022/23.
Ethnicity and Access to Higher Education
Data on Ethnicity and Access to Higher Education The original page has Links to data for 2020/21 . Now you may click here for Widening Participation in higher education published July 2023 which has data for 2021/22. Once you reach the page scroll down to free school meals, gender and ethnic group.
Click here for a table of the above data.
Ethnicity and Undergraduate Degree Results [I have retained the link from the original page which refers to 2020/21 data. No further updates are as yet available.]
You may click here to access recent data on ethnicity and degree classification. The data refer only to broad ethnic categories and the bracketed percentages refer to the percentages of graduates in each ethnic category who were awarded First Class degrees. Asian [33.3%]; Black [20.0%}; Mixed [35.6%]; White [39.4%]; Other [30.8%].
- Section One: The Meanings of "Race" and Ethnicity - Click Here
- Section Two: Ethnicity and Educational Achievement: Data Click Here
- Section Three: Ethnicity and Educational Achievement : Essay - Click Here
- For a PowerPoint on “Race”, Ethnicity and Educational Achievement. - Click here