Data set from A level and other 16 to 18 results

Maths and science - subject combinations by student characteristics

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Number of students entered for combinations of maths and science A levels during 16-18 study, by student characteristics. 

Student characteristics include gender, ethnicity, disadvantage status, free school meal provision, first language, special educational needs (SEN) provision, and KS4 prior attainment.


Data set details

Theme
School and college outcomes and performance
Publication
A level and other 16 to 18 results
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • that entered exact subject combination and no other Maths/Science subjects
  • that entered selected subject combination
  • that entered exact subject combination and no other Maths/Science subjects (%)
Filters
  • Combination of Maths/Science subject A levels entered
  • Characteristic
Time period
2018/19 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namecharacteristic_typecharacteristic_valuesub_name_combnumber_stemnum_students_entered_distinct_combinationversionnum_students_entered_subjects_includingperc_num_students_entered_distinct_combinationperc_num_students_entered_subjects_including
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemaleMaths & Further Maths & Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Computer Science6cRevisedccc
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemaleMaths & Further Maths & Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Computer Science60Final000
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemaleMaths & Further Maths & Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Computer Science60Final000
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemaleMaths & Further Maths & Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Computer Science60Revised000
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemaleMaths & Further Maths & Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Computer Science6cRevisedccc

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristic_valueCharacteristic
num_students_entered_distinct_combinationthat entered exact subject combination and no other Maths/Science subjects
num_students_entered_subjects_includingthat entered selected subject combination
perc_num_students_entered_distinct_combinationthat entered exact subject combination and no other Maths/Science subjects (%)
perc_num_students_entered_subjects_includingthat entered selected subject combination (%)

Footnotes

  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. Includes students triggered for inclusion in performance tables who completed A levels during 16-18 study, after discounting of exams. Includes pending awards.
  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="https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/methodology/a-level-and-other-16-to-18-results">methodology document</a>.

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