London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
GCSE attainment and ethnicity
- A lower proportion of pupils are under-attaining in London than their counterparts in the rest of England for each broad ethnic group and by whether English is their first language or not.
- At 45%, Black pupils had the highest proportion not achieving 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths in London, five percentage points higher than White (average for White British and White Other) pupils who are the next highest.
- In London there is little difference in attainment by English as a first language. In the rest of England, the proportion not meeting the target standard is higher among pupils whose first language is not English.
Demographics and regional attainment gaps at GCSE
What does the graph show?
The graph above shows how GCSE attainment varies by broad ethnic group and first language, comparing the average for London with the average for the rest of England.
The graph shows that pupils in London are doing better than their counterparts in the rest of England on each of these criteria.
At 45%, Black pupils had the highest proportion not achieving the target GCSE standard in London, five percentage points higher than White pupils who are the next highest. While Black pupils do better at GCSE level in London, this percentage point gap with White pupils is no different to the rest of England. The gap between London and the rest of England is largest for Asian pupils with 31% not achieving the target standard in London compared with 42% in the rest of England.
In the rest of England, the proportion not meeting the target standard is higher among pupils whose first language is not English, but in London that gap has closed.
GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics, DfE
"White" includes White British and Other White ethnic groups
Indicator last updated: 7 July 2016
- GCSE attainment over time
- GCSE attainment by borough and FSM status
- The change in the FSM gap
- 19 year-olds lacking qualifications
- 19 year-olds lacking a Level 3 qualification by borough
- Post-school destination of pupils
- 25 to 49 year-olds lacking a Level 3 qualification
- London's pupil demography
- English speaking by age and gender
- Attainment at age 11 by borough
- Attainment at age 11 by gender and free school meal status
- Not in education employment or training - 'NEETs'
- Early years development by free school meal status
- Early years development by borough