Statistics on National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 2 are published as National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 2 in England 2007/08 and include data from England covering Level 4 and 5 achievement at Key Stage 2.

The latest statistics report on the period 2007/08 and update those previously released on 5 August 2008.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The percentages of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in the 2008 Key Stage 2 tests by subject are as follows:
    • English 81% (86% for girls, 77% for boys)
    • Reading 87% (90% for girls, 83% for boys)
    • Writing 68% (75% for girls, 61% for boys)
    • Mathematics 79% (78% for girls, 79% for boys)
    • Science 88% (89% for girls, 87% for boys).
  • The percentages of pupils achieving Level 5 in the 2008 Key Stage 2 tests by subject are as follows:
    • English 30% (36% for girls, 23% for boys)
    • Reading 49% (55% for girls, 43% for boys)
    • Writing 20% (25% for girls, 15% for boys)
    • Mathematics 31% (28% for girls, 35% for boys)
    • Science 44% (45% for girls, 44% for boys).
  • The percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in both English and mathematics tests is 73 percent. This represents an increase of 2 percentage points from the equivalent figure for 2007 (based on final data) and an increase of 1 percentage point on the 2008 provisional figures (table 4b).
  • A higher proportion of girls than boys achieved Level 4 or above in English and mathematics combined - 75 percent of girls compared with 71 percent of boys (table 4a).

Contact details

Jayne Middlemas
Telephone: 0114 274 2117
Email: Jayne.Middlemas@education.gsi.gov.uk