Data set from A level and other 16 to 18 results

Time-series - A level subject entries and grade by gender

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This data is available  through the ‘Explore data and files’ section in the file called  ‘Time series - A level subject entries and grade by gender’.

In addition it is accessible through the dashboard linked below. The dashboard combines data from this statistical release (covering the latest  2022/23  provisional data ) with selected older data compiled from previous versions of the ‘A level and other 16 to 18 results’ statistical release: 

16-18 Time-series attainment and single year entries (opens in a new tab)

On the left-hand  side, clicking  on the  link ‘A level  entries and grade distribution'  brings up the dashboard with  A level entries and A level grades -  comparison by subject and gender.

These data cover A level entries by students aged 16 to 18 within each academic year from 1995/96.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
A level and other 16 to 18 results
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Exam entries
  • Percent achieving grade A*
  • Percent achieving grade A* - A
  • Characteristic
  • Subject
Time period
1995/96 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
199596Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalAccounting and financeAll studentsz9253650622042
199697Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalAccounting and financeAll studentsz9233750641923
199798Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalAccounting and financeAll studentsz9243852661869
199899Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalAccounting and financeAll studentsz9264257701999
199900Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalAccounting and financeAll studentsz9244157701944

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
entry_countExam entries
perc_astar_a_grade_achievedPercent achieving grade A* - A
perc_astar_b_grade_achievedPercent achieving grade A* - B
perc_astar_c_grade_achievedPercent achieving grade A* - 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. 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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