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GCE A-level

Question for Department for Education

UIN 180634, tabled on 17 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in A Level results in (a) Coventry South, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in the last five years.

Answered on

22 October 2018

The Department publishes pupil attainment data through a number of headline measures for each local authority and region of England; these figures can be compared to the national (England) average for all pupils.

The headline measures for 16-18 study for each local authority and region in England for the academic years 2009/10 – 2017/18 are available here:[1]

Due to A and AS Level reforms and changes to headline measures (including methodological changes), the available figures are only directly comparable between 2009/10 – 2014/15 and 2015/16 – 2017/18.

The last five years’ figures for A Level results for England, the West Midlands region, and Coventry Local Authority are summarised in the tables attached. Constituency level information is not published for 16-18 performance measures.

[1] For each year, select the ‘revised’ publication and then open the ‘Local authority tables’. For 2015/16 - 2016/17 the headline attainment measures are the average point score (APS) per entry and APS per entry expressed as a grade for each qualification type. These can be found in table ‘9a all’ (2017/18); table ‘9a all’ (2016/17); table 9a (2015/16); table 12c (2014/15); table 12a (2012/13 - 2013/14); table 9a (2011/12); table 10 (2010/11); table 9 (2009/10).

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