Data set from Key stage 4 performance

KS4 GCSE subject alternative provision data

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National level GCSE grades for the latest year broken down by subject for pupils in alternative provision.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
Key stage 4 performance
Release type
Geographic levels
  • The number of entries in to a subject
  • The number of exams graded as 1
  • The number of exams graded as 11
  • The type of subject
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny classical studyGCSE82300010020000000000000000000
202021Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny design & technologyGCSE18710215243035262800000000000000000179
202021Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny EnglishGCSE55731255742334969471108104084100000000000000000357410
202021Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny mathematicsGCSE47458214978449883928100277900000000000000000279269
202021Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny modern languageGCSE1042420111016121310000000000000000024

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 30 variables
Variable nameVariable description
1The number of exams graded as 1
11The number of exams graded as 11
2The number of exams graded as 2
21The number of exams graded as 21
22The number of exams graded as 22


  1. Grade U refers to pupils' results which are ungraded or unclassified.
  2. z = When an observation is not applicable
  3. Grade X refers to pupils who were absent or whose results are pending.
  4. In 2020 and 2021, all GCSEs in England have been reformed and use the new 9 to 1 grading system (rather than A*-G). Year on year comparisons will be limited until these qualifications are consistently included from 2020 onwards. However, results for 2020 and 2021 are not comparable with earlier years due to the cancellation of exams (due to COVID-19) and the changes to the way GCSE grades were awarded.
  5. Local authority, region and the total (state-funded sector) figures cover achievements in state-funded schools only. They do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas and so will not match with state-funded figures in the national tables. 'England' includes all pupils from state-funded schools, independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision. Alternative provision includes academy and free school alternative provision.
  6. : = When data is unavailable for other reasons
  7. Only GCSEs and established GCSE equivalents (Cambridge International certificates and Edexcel level 1/2 certificates) are included in this data. Excludes Double Awards.
  8. Any science includes Astronomy, Electronics, Environmental Science and Geology.
  9. Discounting has been applied where pupils have taken the same subject more than once. In 2020/21, only one entry per subject is counted and we count the entry with the highest grade for results received in summer 2021. Previously only the first entry grade would count and this is still the case for any results received before summer 2021. Further information can be found in the secondary accountability guidance. Where pupils have already entered for an exam within the same subject in an earlier year, first entry rules are still being used. For more on the discounting methodology prior to 2020, read the Discounting and Early Entry Guidance at:
  10. Any Design and Technology includes Design and Technology Engineering and Product Design qualifications.

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