Data set from A level and other 16 to 18 results

Time-series - APS per entry by institution type

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This data is available  through the ‘Explore data and files’ section in the file called  ‘Time series - APS per entry by institution type’.

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 ‘Attainment: APS per entry and average result’ brings up the dashboard with attainment data in terms of APS per entry.

Data including the applied general and tech level cohorts starts in 2015/16 (when these cohorts were first defined in this statistical release, and school and college data). Data for the A level cohort starts in 2012/13.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
A level and other 16 to 18 results
Release type
Geographic levels
  • APS per entry
  • Average result
  • Number of students
  • Characteristic
  • Institution
  • Qualification
Time period
2012/13 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll FE sector collegesAll FE sector collegesFemale3400133.06C+A level
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll independent schoolsAll independent schoolsFemale1816343.05B+A level
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll InstitutionsAll institutionsFemale15906435.83B-A level
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll schoolsAll schoolsFemale12514336.53B-A level
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAll state-fundedAll state-fundedFemale14091234.79C+A level

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
aps_per_entryAPS per entry
aps_per_entry_gradeAverage result
number_of_studentsNumber of students


  1. 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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