Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

4) Postgraduate ITT new entrants by subject, degree class and training route

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This national level table contains the number of postgraduate new entrants for each ITT route or subject by degree class. The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised) and 2020/21 (provisional).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • First class degree
  • First class degree percentage
  • Lower second class degree
  • Route
  • Subject
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education InstitutionArt & Design18441964072252224
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education InstitutionBiology939182502220351953234
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education InstitutionBusiness Studies619341621556263
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education InstitutionChemistry3506816498201947286
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education InstitutionClassics461424533052117

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
n_degree_firstFirst class degree
n_degree_lsecondLower second class degree
n_degree_otherOther degree
n_degree_usecondUpper second class degree
n_totalTotal with known degree class


  1. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  2. Degree Class: 2:1 includes undivided 2nd.
  3. 2020/21 postgraduate totals do not include forecasts in this table.
  4. Total Ebacc: EBacc here includes English, mathematics, modern foreign languages, physics, biology, chemistry, history, geography, computing and classics. Trainees on the 'PE with Ebacc' programme are not included.
  5. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  6. Total with known degree: excludes trainees whose degree classes are unknown.
  7. Other degree class: includes international degrees which have different grading classes, degree classes below 2:2, and other. It excludes trainees whose degrees classed as not known or not applicable.
  8. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  9. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  10. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  11. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  12. Physical Education: includes dance.
  13. Business studies: includes economics
  14. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  15. Primary: Prior to 2018/19, a small number of Primary trainees on subject specialist courses were reported against their subject specialism and were included in Total Secondary. From 2018/19, they are reported as Primary.

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