Data set from Level 2 and 3 attainment age 16 to 25

Level 2 and 3 attainment - ages 16 to 19 by local authority district

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Time period refers to the academic year in which the young person turned 19.

Local authority district, Opportunity area and regional level figures for the number of young people in the state sector who reached Level 2/3 or Level 2 with English and maths by age ,qualification type, disadvantaged status and FSM. 

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
Level 2 and 3 attainment age 16 to 25
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, Local authority district, National, Opportunity area, Regional
  • Level 2
  • Level 2 in English
  • Level 2 in English and Maths
  • Age
  • Characteristic
  • Numbers or percentages
Time period
2016/17 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201617Academic yearOpportunity areaE92000001EnglandE07000191West Somerset19201617TotalTotalFSM statusFSM eligibleNumber423417211916
201617Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England845E10000011East Sussex19201617TotalTotalFSM statusFSM eligibleNumber600351163340274242
201617Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England881E10000012Essex19201617TotalTotalFSM statusFSM eligibleNumber15441014477946855765
201617Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England916E10000013Gloucestershire19201617TotalTotalFSM statusFSM eligibleNumber518319161307256229
201617Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001England850E10000014Hampshire19201617TotalTotalFSM statusFSM eligibleNumber1085667297595551466

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge - The academic year shown is the year in which the young person has turned 19, irrespective of the age selected. 19 not 16 refers to young people who had not achieved at 16 but had achieved by 19.
L2_emLevel 2 in English and Maths
L2_engLevel 2 in English
L2_mathsLevel 2 in Maths


  1. In these statistics AS levels count for 25% of Level 3 and can be aggregated, so that four AS levels or two AS levels and one A level (which counts as 50% of Level 3) are counted as achievement of Level 3.
  2. These figures are based on qualifications held at 19 prioritised in the following order: A levels, International Baccalaureates (displayed in the ‘Other’ category), AS levels, Advanced Apprenticeships (displayed in the ‘Other’ category) and Vocational Qualifications.
  3. See accompanying methodology for definitions of characteristics.
  4. Figures for English and maths do not include those from independent schools.

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