Figure 8: Average GCSE attainment was slightly higher for pupils with English as an additional language in all regions except Yorkshire and The Humber
Average Attainment 8 score at GCSE-level per pupil for state-funded schools, by first language and region in England, academic year 2018
Source: Department for Education – Key stage 4 attainment data
Attainment 8 measures pupils' attainment across eight qualifications including maths, English, their top three scores out of science subjects, geography, history and languages, and three further GCSE qualifications or technical awards from the Department for Education approved list. The maximum score in school year ending 2018 was 90.
The proportion of pupils with EAL in the GCSE cohort varied by region, from 6% in the North East to 43% in London.
Academic year 2018 refers to September 2017 to July 2018.