GCE A-level: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 147796

Q
(Tottenham)
Asked on: 24 May 2018
Department for Education
GCE A-level: Ethnic Groups
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Black British students achieved 3 'A' grades or higher in A Levels in each of the last eight years.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 08 June 2018

The number of black students achieving[1] three A*-A grades at A level[2], split by ethnic group, from 2010/11 – 2016/17[3] are as follows:

Academic year

Number of students

Number achieving three A*-A grades

2010/11

8,989

358

2011/12

9,415

343

2012/13

10,385

407

2013/14

10,622

400

2014/15

11,411

459

2015/16

9,457

449

2016/17[4]

9,234

487

Figures for 2009/10 are not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

[1] Based on students at the end of their 16-18 study.

[2] Based on students who entered for at least 1 A level or applied A level qualification. Where qualifications taken by a student are in the same subject area and similar in content, ‘discounting’ rules have been applied to avoid double counting qualifications.

[3] Figures are based on final data, except for 2016/17 which is based on revised data.

[4] The methodology through which student’s ethnicity is identified was changed in 2016/17. Up to 2015/16 a student’s ethnicity was taken from their census record three years prior to the academic year the figures are reported for. In 2016/17 a student’s ethnicity is taken from the census record of their final year of key stage 4 study (normally, three years prior). Due to this change, 2016/17 figures can not be compared to earlier years.

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