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The Education (School Performance and Unauthorised Absence Targets) (Wales) Regulations 1999

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Performance targets for pupils in the third key stage

5.—(1) This regulation applies to every school where education is provided which is suitable to the requirements of pupils in the third key stage.

(2) The governing body of a school to which this regulation applies shall, by no later than 31st December in every school year, set the targets specified in paragraph (3) for each of the achievements specified in paragraph (4) in connection with the performance in NC tests of pupils who will be in the final year of the third key stage when those tests are administered.

(3) The targets referred to in paragraph (2) are–

(a)final targets in connection with the performance of the relevant group of third key stage pupils in NC tests to be administered at or near the end of the following school year, being the reviewed targets set in the previous school year but revised if the governing body deem it necessary to do so;

(b)reviewed targets in NC tests to be administered at or near the end of the school year next but one, being the provisional targets set in the previous school year but revised if the governing body deem it necessary to do so; and

(c)provisional targets in NC tests to be administered at or near the end of the school year next but two.

(4) The achievements referred to in paragraph (2) are–

(a)for each of the core subjects, the percentage of pupils to achieve level 5 or above; and

(b)either–

(i)the percentage of girls and the percentage of boys respectively to achieve the core subject indicator; or

(ii)the difference between the percentage of girls and the percentage of boys respectively to achieve the core subject indicator.

(5) In paragraph (3)(a) above “the relevant group of third key stage pupils”, in relation to a school and to any school year means all persons who the governing body anticipate will, in the following school year–

(a)be registered pupils at that school; and

(b)be in the final year of the third key stage.

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