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 pupils achieving the designated grade
  • The grade a pupil achieves
  • The type of subject
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny classical studyGCSETotal exam entries8
202122Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny classical studyGCSE90
202122Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny classical studyGCSE81
202122Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny classical studyGCSE70
202122Academic yearRevisedNationalE92000001EnglandAlternative ProvisionAny classical studyGCSE60

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
gradeThe grade a pupil achieves
number_achievingThe number of pupils achieving the designated grade
subjectThe type of subject


  1. 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.
  2. Grade U refers to pupils' results which are ungraded or unclassified.
  3. Any Design and Technology includes Design and Technology Engineering and Product Design qualifications.
  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 and results for 2022 are not comparable with previous years due to the changes relating to grading assessments.
  5. c = a cell that has been suppressed due to low number of pupils. Suppression was applied where deemed necessary for all data up to 2018/19. For 2019/20, DfE suppression policy changed. For 2020 and 2021 results where a geographical area contains only one school (for example Isles of Scilly) the data for that area has been suppressed. This is in line with the announcement that school level data would not be published using either summer 2020 or summer 2021 exam grades awarded. Data is not being supressed in 2022 at local authority or national level.
  6. Pupils also registered at an institution normally included within the Secondary School Performance Tables (state funded mainstream schools) are excluded from the Alternative Provision data. This methodology has been retained for attainment data in 2020 and 2021 even though the school performance tables have been cancelled.
  7. : = When data is unavailable for other reasons
  8. Grade X refers to pupils who were absent or whose results are pending.
  9. z = When an observation is not applicable
  10. Any science includes Astronomy, Electronics, Environmental Science and Geology.
  11. Only GCSEs and established GCSE equivalents (Cambridge International certificates and Edexcel level 1/2 certificates) are included in this data. Excludes Double Awards.
  12. For pupils at the end of KS4 in 2021/22, where pupils achieved qualifications in subjects between January 2020 and August 2021, we will not use results from these qualifications and these results are shown as covid impacted. The entries into the qualifications are still counted. 

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