Data set from A level and other 16 to 18 results

Grade combinations - A level by student characteristics

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A level grade combinations achieved, by student characteristics.

Student characteristics include gender, ethnicity, disadvantage status, free school meal provision, first language and SEN provision.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
A level and other 16 to 18 results
Release type
Geographic levels
  • A*/A*/ A* or better
  • A*/A*/A or better
  • A*/A/A or better
  • Characteristic
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandProvisionalGenderFemale102611934928665355723512451164540766187471127665528249291801103556108320147527
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandProvisionalGenderMale910515237216372571926225368913873044267508914783559974686488099787448119694
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandProvisionalGenderFemale64031312321153266312726241577443405239862132578757572087678101934106492145165
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandProvisionalGenderMale630411106167021993521003303823208137689441454158154208642727829583962116263
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandProvisionalGenderFemale235356251034214339144252511627337342324292139249565106929092599104258146052

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 16 variables
Variable nameVariable description
AAAA/A/A or better
AABA/A/B or better
AACA/A/C or better
ABBA/B/B or better
ABCA/B/C or better


  1. Includes students triggered for inclusion in performance tables who completed A levels during 16-18 study (excluding general studies and critical thinking), after discounting of exams. Includes pending awards.
  2. EHC plans and statements of SEN are legal documents which detail the needs of the individual student, and the assistance they are to receive.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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