GCE A-level:Written question - 41085

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Asked by Tim Farron
(Westmorland and Lonsdale)
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Asked on: 20 June 2016
Department for Education
GCE A-level
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in England achieved an A-level grade (a) C, (b) D and (c) E as their highest grade in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 29 June 2016

The number of students achieving an A-level grade (a) C, (b) D and (c) E as their highest grade in each of the last five years[1] is provided below:

Students[2] who have achieved an A-level[3]:

Students entered for at least one A level or applied single/double award A level

Grade C as their highest grade

Grade D as their highest grade

Grade E as their highest grade

2011

258,892

51,632

24,907

8,270

2012

262,003

53,567

25,112

7,883

2013

261,468

53,242

24,217

7,666

2014

257,390

52,302

23,960

7,619

2015

266,185

54,466

23,987

7,174

Source 16-18 attainment data.

[1] Figures are based on final data.

[2] Covers students aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of each academic year, ie 31 August.

[3] Covers A level examination results for the academic year in concern.

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