Data set from A level and other 16 to 18 results

Student counts grade combinations - A level by student characteristics

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A level grade combinations achieved, by student characteristics. Coverage is all students that entered at least 1 A level. Grade outcomes are converted into UCAS points by adding up a student's best 3 A level results (A*=56, A = 48, B = 40, C= 32, D=24, E=16).

Student characteristics include gender, ethnicity, disadvantage status, free school meal provision, first language, special educational needs (SEN) provision, and KS4 prior attainment.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
A level and other 16 to 18 results
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Total number of students
  • 168+ UCAS Tariff Points (A*A*A* or equivalent/higher)
  • 160+ UCAS Tariff Points (A*A*A or equivalent/higher)
  • Characteristic
Time period
2018/19 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale243357931120818846275743780549131610567267983468929011015231092111159061215551262031434831.6964.0377.81113.13519.21826.34834.24242.55350.65358.17364.74770.75676.11480.7884.71787.957Revised
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale64411324522515334314483756879689378031990309990291062331128461190341242541280861314311452694.4349.11815.49923.01330.86539.15447.45555.2962.16768.16973.12877.68181.9485.53488.17290.474Final
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale1029819438302574253954557663237700887110960041037071106161172251228721274141311141345071476016.97713.16920.49928.8236.96244.93452.17359.01765.04370.26274.94379.4283.24686.32388.8391.129Final
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale70361413723282340364493956375679747901289146982731067121148091222271283631334711378541558104.5169.07314.94321.84528.84236.18243.62650.7157.21563.07268.48973.68578.44682.38485.66388.476Revised
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale346878151451823297329874405556238679387922889462991211084031169801244941309401363001581002.1944.9439.18314.73620.86527.86535.57142.97250.11356.58662.69568.56673.99178.74482.82186.211Revised

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 18 variables
Variable nameVariable description
01_ucas_168168+ UCAS Tariff Points (A*A*A* or equivalent/higher)
02_ucas_160160+ UCAS Tariff Points (A*A*A or equivalent/higher)
03_ucas_152152+ UCAS Tariff Points (A*AA or equivalent/higher)
04_ucas_144144+ UCAS Tariff Points (AAA or equivalent/higher)
05_ucas_136136+ UCAS Tariff Points (AAB or equivalent/higher)


  1. Figures for the total number of students may not match the sum of females and males, as not all institutions recorded the gender for every student.
  2. Disadvantage status is as reported at the end of key stage 4. Analysis involving disadvantage status includes students at state-funded schools and colleges only.
  3. EHC plans and statements of SEN are legal documents which detail the needs of the individual student, and the assistance they are to receive.
  4. Includes students triggered for inclusion in performance tables who completed A levels during 16-18 study (excluding general studies and critical thinking), after discounting of exams. Includes pending awards.
  5. A change to the trigger rules was introduced in 2020/21  such that students were no longer automatically reported after two years in 16-18 study. The introduction caused a fall in cohort size, particular within the vocational and technical cohorts. A full impact analysis can be found in the <a href="">methodology document</a>.

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