Data from the national pupil database was used to produce descriptive analyses regarding progression rates from GCSE (grades A*-C individually) to AS level for the cohort who completed key stage 4 in 2008 for a set of chosen subjects. Subjects assessed are:
- English language
The publication also shows progression by key stage 4 institution type (independent schools, grammar schools, academies, etc).
The analysis then follows this cohort through to look at the progression rates for AS to A level and for GCSE to A Level (again by subject and institution type), and examines progression rates directly from GCSE to A Level by GCSE grade, including a comparison of GCSE grade to A Level grade achieved.