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Percentage of 2018/19 A-Level Entries graded A*-C by region
Data collected from: Education Statistics Service View Sourceicon / arrow right
  • Average A*-C attainment across regions is 68.3%


A Level Entries graded A*-C by region

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Provisional Entries into STEM A-Level Subjects, 2020/21
  • 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




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Differences by constituency of over 250% in GCSE Maths and English grade 5+results
  • 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




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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

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