Data set from Level 2 and 3 attainment age 16 to 25

C. State sector data, 16-19. Time period based on the academic year the young person turned (or will turn) 19

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The numbers and proportions of young people in the state sector who reached Level 2/3 or Level 2 with English and maths by age and characteristics (gender, FSM eligibility, disadvantaged status, ethnicity, SEN and IDACI). 

Also includes numbers and proportions achieving GCSE/other Level 2 English, maths by age and the numbers and proportions achieving at 19 whom were below at 16.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
Level 2 and 3 attainment age 16 to 25
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Level 2
  • Level 2 in English (all qualifications)
  • Level 2 in English (GCSE only)
  • Age
  • Characteristic
  • Numbers or percentages
Time period
2004/05 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001England16A GenderFemaleNumber274434149299:168201168217129648129648121101121103118024
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001England16A GenderMaleNumber284193124151:127862127875129944129946104747104748100227
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001England16A GenderFemalePercentage27443454.40251572:61.2901462661.2959764547.2419598247.2419598244.1275497944.1282785743.00633303
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001England16A GenderMalePercentage28419343.6854532:44.9912559444.995830345.7238566745.7245604236.8576988236.8580506935.26723037
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001England16A GenderAttainment gapPercentage:10.71706253:16.2988903216.300146151.5181031411.5173993947.2698509767.2702278757.739102666

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 13 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge - The academic year shown is the year in which the young person has turned (or will turn) 19, irrespective of the age selected. 19 not 16 refers to young people who had not achieved at 16 but had achieved by 19.
L2_em_GCSE_acLevel 2 in English and Maths (GCSEs only)
L2_em_GCSE_othL2Level 2 in English and Maths (all qualifications)
L2_eng_GCSE_acLevel 2 in English (GCSE only)


  1. Figures in table images have been rounded.
  2. See accompanying methodology for definitions of characteristics.

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