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GCE A-level

Question for Department for Education

UIN 134787, tabled on 28 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students from each socio-economic group achieved three or more A* or A grades at A level in each of the last five years.

Answered on

19 April 2018

Information about the number of students from each socio-economic group who achieved three or more A* to A grades is not held centrally.

The closest information the Department publishes are figures organised by disadvantage and the provision of Free School Meals, which can be used as a proxy. Figures for 2016/17 are published as part of the “A level and other 16 to 18 results: 2016 to 2017 (revised) statistical release[1] and in the underlying data of the ‘A level attainment by pupil characteristics’ transparency data[2] for earlier years.


(see ‘SFR03_2018_Performance_Measures_by_Charateristics’ CSV file in the zip folder entitled: ‘A level exam results and A level and vocational participation csv: SFR03/2018’, containing CSV files)


Then open (A level attainment characteristics: underlying data)