Data set from Key stage 4 performance

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

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAlternative provisionGCSEAll Subjects1z
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAlternative provisionGCSEAll Subjects2z
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAlternative provisionGCSEAll Subjects3z
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAlternative provisionGCSEAll Subjects4z
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandRevisedAlternative provisionGCSEAll Subjects5z

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. z = When an observation is not applicable
  2. Reformed GCSEs were introduced in phases for first examination between 2017 and 2020. The last phase of reformed GCSEs was first examined in 2022. This was due to the cancellation of exams and assessments in summer 2020 and 2021 due to the impact of the pandemic. All GCSEs now use the 9-1 grading system. Results for 2020 and 2021 are not comparable with earlier years due to the cancellation of exams (due to Covid-19) and changes to way GCSE grades were awarded in those years. GCSE exams returned in 2022 and grades were awarded at a midpoint between 2021 and pre-pandemic grading. Changes were made to the methodology for calculating performance data due to the commitment not to use qualification results awarded between January 2020 and August 2021 in future measures. In 2023 there was a return to pre-pandemic grading, with some protections. 
  3. Any science includes Astronomy, Electronics, Environmental Science and Geology.
  4. Any Design and Technology includes Design and Technology Engineering and Product Design qualifications.
  5. Only GCSEs and established GCSE equivalents (Cambridge International certificates and Edexcel level 1/2 certificates) are included in this data. Excludes Double Awards.
  6. Grade U refers to pupils' results which are ungraded or unclassified.
  7. Grade X refers to pupils who were absent or whose results are pending.
  8. Discounting has been applied where pupils have taken the same subject more than once. In 2021/22, with the return of the exam series, first entry rules were reintroduced for discounting. Further information can be found in the secondary accountability guidance. For more on the discounting methodology read the Discounting and Early Entry Guidance.
  9. For pupils at the end of KS4 in 2022/23, 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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