Insight into the UK's education system through data
- Average change in the % of FE leavers going into a sustained positive destination (SDP) is a 23.88 decrease over the recorded period, 2013-2018.
- There is significant variation in five-year changes to the % of FE leavers identified as in Sustained Positive Destinations across local authorities, ranging between -71% (East Herefordshire) and 107% (Sedgemoor)
- Sustained positive destinations refer to those FE leavers recorded as being in education, employment or both.
Variation in the percentage of FE leavers recorded as being in education, employment or both after course completion by local authority.
- On average, slightly below 3 in 4 (72.48%) of A Levels across the listed regions were accredited an A*-C in 2018/19.
- The percentage of top awards regionally varied between 60% in Sandwell to 87% observed in York (rounded to the nearest whole number).
- A*-B regional performance is a statistically significant predictor for the regional variation of A-Levels accredited an A*-C (p<0.001).
- Schools in London, the South East and West Midlands typically outperform those in the East of England and South West. However, higher performance is only statistically significant in Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East (p<0.05).
*Data not available for Knowsley.
A Level Entries graded A*-C by region
- On average, slightly under 1 in 2 (46.15%) of A Levels across the listed regions were accredited an A*, A or B in 2018/19.
- The percentage of awards graded higher than a C regionally varied between 30% in Sandwell to 67% observed in Trafford (rounded to the nearest whole number).
- The percentage of qualifications awarded an A* or A is a statistically significant predictor of A*-B attainment (p<0.001). Therefore, those areas that had a higher percentage of A*-As typically observed a comparatively higher percentage of A*B awards.
- The North West and South West typically outperformed other regions in the percentage of A-Level qualifications awarded as A*, A or B. However, this is not statistically significant (p>0.05).
*Data not available for Knowsley.
A Level Entries graded A*-B by region
- On average, 1 in 5 (20.33%) of A Levels across the listed regions were accredited an A or A* in the 2018/19 during the 2018/2019 examination series.
- The percentage of top awards regionally varied between 10% in Sandwell to 43% observed in Reading (rounded to the nearest whole number).
*Data unavailable for Knowsley.
A Level Entries graded A*-A by region
- 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