Data set from A level and other 16 to 18 results

Student counts and Results - A level by subject and student characteristics (end of 16-18 study)

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A level student counts by grade achieved, subject and student characteristics.

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

Includes students triggered for inclusion in performance tables who completed A levels during 16-18 study, after discounting of exams. 

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
  • Number at grade A*.
  • Number at grade A.
  • Characteristic
  • Subject
Time period
2018/19 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemaleAdditional MathematicsMathszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzRevised
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderMaleAdditional MathematicsMathszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzRevised
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFirst LanguageEnglish languageAdditional MathematicsMathszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzRevised
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFirst LanguageOther than English languageAdditional MathematicsMathszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzRevised
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFirst LanguageUnknown first languageAdditional MathematicsMathszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzRevised

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 17 variables
Variable nameVariable description
a_grade_achievedNumber at grade A.
astar_grade_achievedNumber at grade A*.
b_grade_achievedNumber at grade B.
c_grade_achievedNumber at grade C.


  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, 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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