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Provisional results 2006  GCSE and equivalent 5A*-C results have improved again to 57.5% compared to 56.6% last year. This exceeds our target of 56%. All but one school in the City has achieved the national floor target of at least 25%. Birmingham’s results are likely to remain the highest of all the large urban authorities and similar to the national average.  Key Stage 3 Maths L5+ results have improved by 3% to 70%, achieving the 2006 target. Science results improved by 2% to 63% and ICT by 3% to 67%. However, English results have dropped by 3% to 66%. English results have also dropped nationally this year.  Key Stage 2 English L4+ results have improved by 2% to 76%, just short of the 2006 target of 77%. Maths results improved by 1% to 71% but fall short of the 77% target. Science results remain the same (83%) Key Stage 1 Reading , Writing and Maths L2+ results all fell slightly this year, as was the case nationally. In Birmingham, Reading dropped 1% to 78%, Writing dropped 2% to 74% and maths dropped 2% to 85%. A key factor specific to Birmingham may be demographic changes, particularly an increase in new arrivals with English as an additional language (e.g. Somali children).

Key Stage KS1 Reading L2+ KS1 Writing L2+ KS1 Maths L2+

KS2 English L4+ KS2 Maths L4+ KS2 Science L4+

KS3 English L5+ KS3 Maths L5+ KS3 Science L5+ KS3 ICT L5+

KS4 GCSE & equiv. 5A*-C

2004

2005

2006 Target

79% 85% 76% 82% 88% 91%

2006 Provisional 78% 84% 74% 81% 85% 90%

Birmingham National Birmingham National Birmingham National

80% 85% 78% 82% 86% 90%

Birmingham National Birmingham National Birmingham National

74% 78% 70% 74% 83% 86%

74% 79% 70% 75% 83% 86%

76% 79% 71% 76% 83% 87%

77%

Birmingham National Birmingham National Birmingham National Birmingham National

65% 71% 66% 73% 57% 66% 59% 67%

69% 74% 67% 74% 61% 70% 64% 69%

66% 72% 70% 77% 63% 72% 67%

70%

Birmingham National

51.2% 53.7%

56.6% 57.1%

57.5%

56%

77%

70% 65% 69%


Floor target trends* Key Stage

2004

2005

2006 (Provisional)

Key Stage 2 Number of schools below 65% Level 4+ English Mathematics

72 109

69 89

60 90

Key Stage 3 Number of schools below 50% Level 5+ English Maths Science

19 14 33

10 4 23

10 6 17

Key Stage 4 Number of schools below 25% 5A*-C

5

1

1

*Note: Schools’ results have been rounded to nearest whole numbers in calculating numbers below floor targets

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Birmingham 74% 74% 76% KS2 English L4+ National 78% 79% 79% Birmingham 83% 83% 83% KS2 Science L4+ National 86% 86% 87% Birmingham 51.2% 56....