National percentage figures for A level grades in England Comparing OFQUAL algorithm with Teacher estimates and 2019 Exam results


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The top line of figures for each subject is 2020 grades based on Teacher Assessment (TA).
The second line of figures is the JCQ results based on the OFQUAL algorithm.
The third line of figures is the 2019 exam results as collated by JCQ.

These figures for 2020 are only provisional as of August 2020. The UK results (England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, based upon Teacher Assessments alone have not yet been released by JCQ who need more time to pull the data together. (25/08/2020)

One would expect the Teacher Assessment data and the Algorithm data to have the same number of candidates for each subject but there appear to be discrepancies for a few subjects.

Jump to the appropriate section of the subject list by clicking on the appropriate letter of the alphabet
NB. Some subjects may be listed under a different letter to that expected.

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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded

                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E  
Art and Design
2020 TA            17.5 23.8 32.4 19.6  5.3  1.3       0.1  99.9  38907
2020 Algorithm     13.0 18.2 32.0 23.2  9.5  3.3       0.8  99.2  38916
2019 Exam          12.2 15.5 32.7 24.4 10.8  3.5       0.9  99.1  39219


          2020    

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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded

                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Biology
2020 TA            13.0 23.8 24.8 22.0 11.8  4.3       0.3  99.7  59456
2020 Algorithm      7.3 17.4 21.2 23.1 18.5  9.5       3.0  97.0  59473
2019 Exam           6.6 16.9 20.4 22.4 19.1 10.5       4.1  95.9  63641    




Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Business Studies
2020 TA             6.6 18.5 31.7 28.9 11.2  2.8       0.3  99.7  32790
2020 Algorithm      3.4 11.8 29.5 30.7 17.2  5.9       1.5  98.5  32794
2019 Exam           3.1 11.0 29.0 30.4 17.8  6.5       2.2  97.8  30510      





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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Chemistry
2020 TA            14.3 27.6 24.8 19.3  9.8  3.8       0.4  99.6  51841
2020 Algorithm      8.2 22.2 23.5 20.7 14.8  7.8       2.8  97.2  51850
2019 Exam           7.2 21.2 23.0 20.0 15.2  9.3       4.1  95.9  54866      




Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Classical Subjects
2020 TA            21.6 31.5 26.4 14.9  4.4  1.2       0.0 100.0   4599
2020 Algorithm     17.0 27.9 28.0 18.0  6.7  1.9       0.5  99.5   4599
2019 Exam           9.3 25.1 30.6 21.8  9.6  2.8       0.8  99.2   4949    






Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Communication Studies     
2020 TA             0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0      0
2020 Algorithm      0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0      0
2019 Exam           0.0 100.0 0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0 100.0      1



Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Computing
2020 TA            13.6 22.6 25.3 22.7 11.7  3.7       0.4  99.6   11605
2020 Algorithm      8.0 18.9 22.7 22.8 16.7  8.1       2.8  97.2   11607
2019 Exam           3.3 14.3 22.3 23.0 20.3 11.5       5.3  94.7   10375          


                                                                    
Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Critical Thinking
2020 TA             0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0       0
2020 Algorithm      0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0       0
2019 Exam           0.0  0.0 33.3  0.0  0.0  0.0      66.7  33.3       3






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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E   
Design Technology  
2020 TA            10.8 21.8 28.4 24.9 10.5  3.4       0.2  99.8    9167
2020 Algorithm      8.6 18.0 26.6 27.0 13.7  5.0       1.1  98.9    9167
2019 Exam           4.5 11.4 23.6 28.0 20.7  8.9       2.9  97.1    9231
  


Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E   
Drama  
2020 TA            12.5 26.7 34.1 21.0  4.8  0.8       0.1  99.9    8668
2020 Algorithm      8.4 19.5 33.0 26.3 10.0  2.5       0.3  99.7    8667
2019 Exam           4.3 13.7 32.6 30.4 14.3  4.0       0.7  99.3    9266 





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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Economics
2020 TA            13.4 27.6 29.0 20.7  7.2  1.9       0.2  99.8   30289
2020 Algorithm      7.3 23.0 29.4 23.3 11.8  4.0       1.2  98.8   30367
2019 Exam           6.5 22.2 28.9 23.1 12.9  4.6       1.8  98.2   29790



Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U    A*-E    
English Language 
2020 TA             5.1 16.7 32.8 32.5 11.1  1.7       0.1   99.9  14666
2020 Algorithm      1.9  9.5 28.4 37.1 18.6  4.0       0.5   99.5  14666
2019 Exam           1.8  9.5 31.3 36.3 17.1  3.3       0.7   99.3  13689    






Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U    A*-E    
English Literature 
2020 TA            15.1 22.6 30.1 23.2  7.7  1.2       0.1   99.9  37959
2020 Algorithm      9.2 16.2 29.6 27.2 14.0  3.4       0.4   99.6  37964
2019 Exam           8.6 15.5 28.8 27.1 15.3  4.0       0.7   99.3  37179        





Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U    A*-E    
English Language & Literature 
2020 TA             6.7 16.7 32.9 30.6 10.9  2.0       0.2   99.8   7154
2020 Algorithm      3.2 10.6 29.2 34.3 18.0  4.2       0.5   99.5   7156
2019 Exam           2.9  9.2 28.6 34.8 19.6  4.1       0.8   99.2   7479         






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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
French     
2020 TA            20.1 33.5 25.2 15.0  5.1  1.0       0.1  99.9   7557
2020 Algorithm     15.2 30.8 26.3 17.3  7.3  2.6       0.5  99.5   7557
2019 Exam           9.7 26.7 30.4 18.4  9.6  4.0       1.2  98.8   7607






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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
General Studies  
2020 TA             0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0       0
2020 Algorithm      0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0       0
2019 Exam           4.9  4.9 26.8 21.9 29.3  4.9       7.3  92.7      41



Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Geography     
2020 TA            11.7 24.3 29.2 23.6  9.0  2.1       0.1  99.9   27309
2020 Algorithm      5.8 19.2 29.9 27.0 13.3  3.9       0.9  99.1   27309
2019 Exam           5.2 18.1 29.3 26.6 14.7  4.7       1.4  98.6   31768




Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
German
2020 TA            22.9 35.4 23.8 12.6  4.2  1.1       0.0  100.0   2663
2020 Algorithm     20.4 33.3 23.7 13.9  6.4  2.2       0.1   99.9   2663
2019 Exam          12.1 28.3 24.5 19.3 11.2  4.1       0.5   99.5   2864



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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
History
2020 TA            11.8 24.9 30.5 22.8  8.2  1.7       0.1  99.9   40836
2020 Algorithm      5.9 18.2 31.7 27.1 12.9  3.5       0.7  99.3   40849
2019 Exam           4.9 17.6 31.0 27.0 14.0  4.4       1.1  98.9   47114








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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
2020 TA             0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0       0
2020 Algorithm      0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0       0
2019 Exam           0.0  5.3 22.8 38.6 21.0 12.3       0.0 100.0      57




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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Law
2020 TA             8.4 18.5 28.4 27.1 12.1  4.8       0.7  99.3   11086
2020 Algorithm      4.3 12.5 24.5 27.4 18.6  9.4       3.3  96.7   11090
2019 Exam           4.1 11.9 23.8 27.5 19.3  9.6       3.8  96.2   10949



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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Maths
2020 TA            23.4 26.1 20.3 16.5  9.0  4.2       0.5  99.5   87164
2020 Algorithm     16.7 24.6 17.8 16.9 13.5  8.1       2.4  97.6   87164
2019 Exam           6.3 24.2 17.9 16.7 13.5  8.2       3.2  96.8   84965


Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Maths Further
2020 TA            40.9 30.2 16.7  8.1  2.9  1.0       0.2  99.8   14122
2020 Algorithm     31.9 29.9 18.6 11.1  5.4  2.1       1.0  99.0   14125
2019 Exam          24.0 29.1 20.1 13.2  7.8  3.6       2.2  97.8   13730

                                                                   
Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E  
Media, Film, TV studies
2020 TA             5.2 18.2 35.0 30.9  9.2  1.4       0.1  99.9   19508
2020 Algorithm      2.1 11.7 35.3 34.2 13.3  2.9       0.5  99.5   19517
2019 Exam           1.5  9.5 33.6 35.6 15.5  3.4       0.9  99.1   19765


Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Music  
2020 TA            13.6 27.8 29.9 19.7  7.1  1.8       0.1  99.9    5032
2020 Algorithm     11.4 24.4 29.0 21.1  9.8  3.5       0.8  99.2    5031
2019 Exam           4.3 15.0 26.6 27.5 17.8  6.9       1.9  98.1    5124



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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E   
Performing / Expressive Arts          
2020 TA            14.5 29.3 33.9 18.1  4.0  0.2       0.0 100.0    1060
2020 Algorithm     12.4 24.5 33.5 21.4  7.2  1.0       0.0 100.0    1060
2019 Exam           7.9 16.1 32.4 28.6 12.1  2.2       0.7  99.3    1050


Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E   
Physical Education          
2020 TA            10.2 21.0 28.1 26.0 11.3  3.3       0.1  99.9   10249
2020 Algorithm      6.1 14.4 26.2 27.3 17.2  6.9       1.9  98.1   10250
2019 Exam           3.9 10.8 25.0 27.8 19.8  9.5       3.2  96.8    9829



Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E   
Physics          
2020 TA            17.0 24.2 23.6 19.0 11.1  4.7       0.4  99.6   34989
2020 Algorithm     10.2 20.5 20.9 20.1 16.0  9.0       3.3  96.7   34996
2019 Exam           8.5 19.0 22.4 20.1 15.9  9.3       4.8  95.2   36021


Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E   
Political Studies          
2020 TA            14.0 25.7 28.1 21.5  8.1  2.3       0.3  99.7   16220
2020 Algorithm      8.0 20.2 29.1 24.2 12.6  4.4       1.5  98.5   16220
2019 Exam           6.8 19.2 29.3 24.6 13.1  5.0       2.0  98.0   18241



Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E   
Psychology          
2020 TA             9.0 20.0 28.2 26.3 12.3  3.8       0.4  99.6   62535
2020 Algorithm      4.3 12.7 26.8 28.8 17.9  7.1       2.4  97.6   62544
2019 Exam           4.2 12.3 26.4 27.8 18.0  8.4       2.9  97.1   62021



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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E 
Religious Studies          
2020 TA            11.3 24.8 29.2 23.3  8.8  2.4       0.2  99.8   14563
2020 Algorithm      5.9 19.3 29.4 25.3 13.6  5.1       1.4  98.6   14567
2019 Exam           4.2 17.3 28.3 26.1 15.9  6.3       1.9  98.1   16214



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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E 
Sociology          
2020 TA             8.4 19.1 31.2 27.7 10.6  2.7       0.3  99.7   36785
2020 Algorithm      4.6 13.7 30.6 28.8 15.5  5.2       1.6  98.4   36789
2019 Exam           4.7 13.4 28.9 29.2 16.4  5.4       2.0  98.0   35833


Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E 
Spanish          
2020 TA            22.1 32.4 26.0 14.2  4.3  1.0       0.0 100.0    8031
2020 Algorithm     15.9 27.9 27.1 18.2  7.6  2.9       0.4  99.6    8033
2019 Exam          10.0 24.9 28.7 21.0 10.7  3.8       0.9  99.1    7932



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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Welsh Second Language          
2020 TA             0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0       0
2020 Algorithm      0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0   0.0       0
2019 Exam         100.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0       0.0 100.0       1





Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
*Other Modern Languages
2020 TA            31.5 42.3 18.0  6.0  1.3  0.3      0.6   99.4    4601
2020 Algorithm     26.1 40.0 23.0  7.9  1.8  0.5      0.7   99.3    4599
2019 Exam          17.7 33.8 26.6 12.0  5.5  2.3      2.1   97.9    7762




Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
Other sciences (All science subjects except Biology, Chemistry and Physics)   
2020 TA            15.6 24.4 25.7 20.7 10.5  2.8       0.3  99.7    1475
2020 Algorithm     11.1 21.7 22.7 22.0 14.2  6.7       1.6  98.4    1475
2019 Exam           7.7 19.5 21.9 23.3 16.5  9.3       1.8  98.2    1744



Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
All Other Subjects          
2020 TA             8.6 19.0 26.6 24.1 15.1  6.0       0.6  99.4    5390
2020 Algorithm      4.2 13.7 23.4 25.8 19.5 10.0       3.4  96.6    5392
2019 Exam           2.5 11.6 22.0 25.7 21.3 12.1       4.8  95.2    5904






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Percentage of candidates gaining grade                   %gaining Number
                                                          grades  graded
                    A*    A    B    C    D    E    N    U   A*-E    
All Subjects          
2020 TA            14.3 23.8 27.3 22.1  9.3  2.9       0.3  99.7  718276
2020 Algorithm      8.9 18.7 26.2 24.2 14.3  5.9       1.8  98.2  718457
2019 Exam           7.7 17.5 25.9 24.4 15.3  6.7       2.5  97.5  736734











* Excluding other subjects listed here.


Source: Joint Council for General Qualifications and OFQUAL


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