Insight into the UK's education system through data
- A-Level Subjects include: Maths; Further Maths; Biology; Chemistry; Physics and Computing.
- Nationally, there were more were more provisional female than male entrants into STEM subjects across the 2020/2021 year group (56.45% versus 43.55%).
- Follows 2019 trends, when female students first overtook male students in STEM A-Level subjects.
- Female entries into Computing and Further Maths are notably low compared to other STEM subjects. Over 19 times more female students take Biology than Computing, on average.
- Students from the North West, South East, West Midlands and London are statistically more likely to take STEM subjects at A Level compared to pupils studying at schools in the North East, South West and East Midlands (p<0.001).
Percentage of female entries for STEM A-Level subjects based on Provisional Entries Data
- On average 49.9% students achieve a grade 5+ in both English and Maths
- Results vary significantly by constituency
- Over 70% students achieve these grades in 5 constituencies – Altrincham and Sale West, Wycombe, Hitchin and Harpenden, Southend West and Chipping Barnet
- In 4 constituencies, 27% or below achieve these grades – Great Grimsby, Knowsley, Nottingham North and Bootle
Proportion of GCSE students achieving 5+ in both English and Maths in 2020 by Constituency
258% – Significant differences in the GCSE Maths and English results by Local Education Authority
- On average, 49.9% of pupils in England achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and Maths.
- Performance by Local Education Authority varies significantly.
- In Trafford LEA, 68% of students reached this level; in Knowsley, 30 miles away, the figure was 27%.
Proportion of GCSE students achieving grade 5+ in both English and Maths in 2020 by LEA