GCSE statistics (FOI)
GCSE statistics (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 November 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please could you tell me as much information as is available on:
The number of children who took their GCSEs in 2019, and the proportion of them who went on to study A levels or IB, by school where they took their GCSEs.
The number of children who took their GCSEs in 2019, and the proportion of them who went on to study any Level 3 qualification, by school where they took their GCSEs.
The same two questions for those who took their GCSEs in years 2020, 2021 and 2022.
At present the information requested is not held in this format therefore Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
Whilst data is captured indicating the educational setting of children starting Year 12, specific data is only collected at the end of each course – once results are available. This level of detail may be held at school level and it is estimated that it would take over 12.5 hours to collect, therefore Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. Some students may not complete a full course of study for various reasons or change their course of study before sitting examinations.
Although most students complete A-Levels / IB / Level 3 qualifications in two years, some take three years to complete them and therefore these datasets are not yet fully available.
Students who took their GCSEs in 2019 will have sat their A-Levels / IB /Level 3 examinations in 2021 and 2022. The full set of results is not yet available for 2022. The 2022 results are due to be analysed early in 2023 once the full set of appeals have been completed.
2020 GCSE cohort: Most would have taken A-Level / IB / Level 3 qualifications in 2022, some will not finish until 2023.
2021 GCSE cohort: Most will take A-Level / IB / Level 3 qualifications in 2023, some will not finish until 2024.
2022 GCSE cohort: Most will take A-Level / IB / Level 3 qualifications in 2024, some will not finish until 2025.
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