Statistical data set

Variability in AS and A level results 2014 to 2016

Ofqual's study into variability in AS and A level results for individual schools and colleges.

We know that results from one year to the next can vary, but until recently we had not tried to quantify ‘normal’ variability.

We want to understand what level of variation is normal so we can understand whether results in any one year are within the expected level of variability, or outside that.

This document summarises what we have found in some key AS and A level over the last few years.

Variability in AS results for individual schools and colleges: 2014 to 2016 (PDF, 1.08MB, 26 pages)

Variability in A level results for individual schools and colleges: 2013 to 2016 (PDF, 548KB, 13 pages)

Published 18 August 2016