This release provides revised information on the overall achievements of young people in advanced level (A level) examinations and other equivalent qualifications for the academic year 2011 to 2012.
Reference Id: SFR05/2013
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Local Authority data
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 24 January 2013
Coverage status: Final
Publication Status: Published
The number of students entered for at least one advanced level (A level) or equivalent level 3 qualification increased between the academic year 2010 to 2011 and the academic year 2011 to 2012, from 371,981 to 384,299.
The percentage of students who achieved passes equivalent in size to at least two A levels decreased slightly between the year 2010 to 2011 and the year year 2011 to 2012, from 94.1% to 93.6%, as did the percentage of students who achieved three or more A* or A passes at A level, down from 13.1% to 12.8% .
A higher percentage of male students achieved three or more A* or A grades at A level than female students, 13.1% of males compared with 12.6% of females.
The average point score per student and per entry for level 3 qualifications also decreased between the year 2010 to 2011 and the year 2011 to 2012, from 746.0 to 733.0 and from 216.2 to 212.8 respectively. Female students achieved higher average point scores per entry and per student than male students.
This statistical first release (SFR) provides revised information on the overall achievements of young people in A level examinations and other equivalent qualifications in the 2011 to 2012 academic year. Provisional figures for the year were published by the Department for Education in October 2012. This information has now been checked by schools and colleges and revised figures are shown in this SFR.
The coverage of this release is 16- to 18-year-old students at the end of their final year of post-16 study in schools and colleges in England. The information is based on data collated for the 2012 school and college performance tables and covers achievements in all level 3 qualifications approved under Section 96 of the Learning and Skills Act (2000). More information on the performance tables is available.
In addition to the tables published in October 2012, this SFR provides further information at regional and local authority level.
In order to improve data transparency, underlying data for the SFR is also available.
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