IA National Data Service – February 2022 Update


January 2022 data was not published during the course of February 2022.

Economy & Employment

Claimant Count (January 2022) was last updated on the 16th of February.

People in Universal Credit data for January 2022 is now available on the Data Catalog. The latest release was published on AGOL on the 17th of February.


Key Stage 4 Results for the academic year 20120/21 were released. This release has kept as the measure in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic as a separate dataset. For 2020/21, pupils were only assessed on the content they had been taught for each course. Schools were given flexibility to decide how to assess their pupils’ performance, for example, through mock exams, class tests, and non-exam assessment already completed. GCSE grades were then determined by teachers based on the range of evidence available and they are referred to as teacher-assessed grades, or TAGs. This is a different process to that of 2019/20 when pupils were awarded either a centre assessment grade (known as CAGs, based on what the school or college believed the pupil would most likely have achieved had exams gone ahead) or their calculated grade using a model developed by Ofqual – whichever was the higher of the two.

The changes to the way GCSE grades have been awarded over the last two years (with CAGs and TAGs replacing exams) mean 2020/21 pupil attainment data should not be directly compared to pupil attainment data from previous years for the purposes of measuring year on year changes in pupil performance.

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