Data set from A level and other 16 to 18 results

Entries - vocational qualifications by subject and student characteristics (single academic year)

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Vocational qualification entries, by Ofqual subject area 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 entries in the current exam year for 16-18 students, after discounting. Includes pending awards.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
A level and other 16 to 18 results
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Exam entries
  • Exam passes
  • Percent of exam passes
  • Characteristic
  • Exam cohort
  • Ofqual subject area
Time period
2018/19 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedApplied GeneralGenderFemaleAllAll1929570885533996.936
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalApplied GeneralGenderFemaleAllAll1970724857137998.474
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalApplied GeneralGenderFemaleAllAll200710373210153597.882
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedApplied GeneralGenderFemaleAllAll203112309411742195.391
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedApplied GeneralGenderFemaleAllAll205911703411224495.907

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
entry_countExam entries
entry_passExam passes
exam_cohortExam cohort
ofqual_tier_2Ofqual subject area


  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. Exam entries are for the current academic year, after discounting of exams. Includes pending awards. Covers students aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of the academic year. 
  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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