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GCE A-level: Disadvantaged

Question for Department for Education

UIN 39930, tabled on 19 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of A level exam results achieved by students on free school meals, separated by grade, for each of the last five academic years.

Answered on

27 July 2022

The table below shows A level entries and results for students aged 16 to 18 at the start of the academic year, and eligible for free school meals, for the last five years. The data corresponds to the number of entries within a single academic year and refers to students in schools and colleges in England. X grades are awarded when there is no result and Q grades are awarded when the result is pending.

A level entries and results

Version

Provisional

Provisional

Revised

Revised

Revised

Time Period

2020/21

2019/20

2018/19

2017/18

2016/17

A*

4,170

2,528

1,316

1,353

1,537

A

8,335

6,106

4,370

4,168

4,548

B

11,171

9,933

8,849

9,009

9,356

C

10,289

10,081

10,629

10,531

10,747

D

5,258

5,055

7,899

7,442

7,827

E

2,516

1,864

3,889

3,575

3,473

U

504

238

1,638

1,447

1,229

X3

157

103

201

177

123

Q4

16

15

1

7

2

Total Entries

42,416

35,923

38,792

37,709

38,842