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


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A table summarising the headline figures of the release, including the proportions of young people achieving level 2 and 3, level 2 in English and maths and progression in level 2 English and maths (i.e. those who had not achieved by 16 but had achieved both by 19). Also included are annual change figures for the aforementioned figures.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
Level 2 and 3 attainment age 16 to 25
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Level 2 (5 GCSEs 9-4 or equivalent)
  • Level 2 (5 GCSEs 9-4 or equivalent) (number)
  • Level 2 annual change
Time period
2003/04 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
200304Academic yearNationalE92000001England66.0609798242.09683613zzzzzz405987258712zz
200405Academic yearNationalE92000001England69.0739120745.6446263546.4806255410.158215013.012932253.54779022zz42715128226525965133804
200506Academic yearNationalE92000001England71.1170289246.8802764747.1701722811.483263352.043116851.235650120.6895467441.32504833845025429680727122039407
200607Academic yearNationalE92000001England73.5124078848.1582848549.4143295813.74000152.395378961.278008382.2441572942.25673814748051931479029306747788
200708Academic yearNationalE92000001England76.1684559749.6165768552.0239263414.903786492.656048091.4582922.6095967661.16378499249315832124630484249236

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 12 variables
Variable nameVariable description
L2_em_GCSE_othL2_annual_changeLevel 2 in English and maths annual change
L2_em_GCSE_othL2_numberLevel 2 in English and maths (number)
L2_em_GCSE_othL2_percentageLevel 2 in English and maths
Level_2_annual_changeLevel 2 annual change
Level_2_numberLevel 2 (5 GCSEs 9-4 or equivalent) (number)


  1. Condition of Funding changes for young people were introduced by the Education and Skills Funding Agency from 2014/15 onwards. This has resulted in most students having to study English and/or maths at level 2 as part of their programmes between the ages of 16 and 19 if they are yet to achieve qualifications at this level.

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