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The most recent changes to the content of this site are listed below for your convenience. These may be small changes, such as a new link added to our list of useful sites, or the latest updates to national data on results.


Brian Stubbs

The GCSE results for Girls only and Boys only have now been added to the site. (23/8/2019)
The GCSE results for all pupils (male and female) have been added to the site. There are significant changes. The published figures are for England only. I have therefore included 2018 figures again but for England only as a comparison. The 2018 figures for the UK and England may be very similar but are for slightly different populations. Separate figures for Girls only and for Boys only will follow shortly along with age group figures.
A level results for 2019 added to the site, including separate figures for girls and boys, 16/8/2019. Click on the National Figures tab and then select the A level national grade analysis links.
A level results for 2019 will be added to the site as soon after Thursday morning August 15th 2019 as possible. Please be patient.
I have added some advert slots to the national GCSE and A level grade pages along with the Welcome page and the Points equivalent page. These are bookable by contacting us. Advertising rates are very reasonable and on a weekly basis. This site has over 25yrs worth of data and is very popular with schools, universities, school students and parents. Please consider placing an ad with us - Brian Stubbs.
New tables added for GCSE results in Northern Ireland by age and using the new 9-1 grading system only. Many candidates in Northern Ireland in 2017 and 2018 were still sitting exams graded on the old A*-G system. GCSE results for candidates in Northern Ireland by age using the 9-1 grading system. (30/9/2018).
New tables added for GCSE results in Wales by age and using the new 9-1 grading system only. Many candidates in Wales in 2017 and 2018 were still sitting exams graded on the old A*-G system. GCSE results for candidates in Wales by age using the 9-1 grading system. (29/9/2018).
New tables added for GCSE results in England by age and using the new 9-1 grading system only. It is clear that those candidates aged 17+ are largely re-sitting examinations such as English and Maths which they have previously failed one or more times. GCSE results for candidates in England by age using the 9-1 grading system. (26/9/2018).
GCSE grades for Girls only and Boys only updated with old grading system percentages and uploaded to website. (30/8/2018).
GCSE results for 2018 with grades for subjects still using the old grading system grades added to the site.(27/8/2018).
Correction to Maths GCSE figures for all students and seperate gender figures. My mistake- sorry.(4.10pm 23/8/2018)
2018 GCSE grades for Girls added to the site as part of the National figures for GCSE (23/8/2018).
2018 GCSE grades for Boys added to the site as part of the National figures for GCSE (23/8/2018).
GCSE results for 2018 added to the site. There are considerable changes to the grading system, subjects offered and student numbers. For detailed information on how the exam system has changed go to the JCQ website
National figures for A level grade percentages 2018 added (16.8.2018) - A level grade percentages
Separate statistics for Girls' and Boys' A level grades added (16/8/2018) - see National figures
Changes to GCSE grades and points as well as A level UCAS points added to website. Click here to view. (13.8.2018)
Department for Education national statistics detailed information for 2017 released October 2017 contains spreadsheets with many facts and figures about this year's GCSE results.
GCSE national figures for 2017 have been uploaded 24/8/2017. Please be aware that there is a new grading system for English and Maths subjects but some exams were sat using the old system. JCQ are also publishing separate figures for candidates aged 16 as well as for those aged 17 and above. The figures used here are for ALL candidates in the UK.
National figures for A level grade percentages 2017 added (17.8.2017) - A level grade percentages
Separate statistics for Girls' and Boys' A level grades added (18/8/2017) - see National figures
In 2016 there have been significant changes in entries for different subjects at GCSE as a result of Government changes in policy. I would strongly urge school leaders to read the notes provided by the JCQ which go a long way to explain the effects - please click on the following link http://www.jcq.org.uk/examination-results/gcses/2016/gcse-project-and-entry-level-trends-2016. JCQ have also provided national statistics for GCSE by age as well as for the UK and all candidates. These can be downloaded from the JCQ website.
National figures for GCSE grade percentages 2016 added (25.8.2016)
National figures for A level grade percentages 2016 added (18.8.2016)
National figures for Girls and Boys GCSE grade percentages 2015 added (21.8.2015)
National figures for GCSE grade percentages 2015 added (20.8.2015)
National figures for A level grade percentages 2015 added (13.8.2015)
National figures for pupils gaining 5+A*-C GCSEs in 2014 amended figures uploaded to site 3.2.2015
National figures for pupils gaining 5+A*-C GCSEs in 2014 added to site 26.10.2014
National figures for pupils gaining 5+A*-C GCSEs, including English and Maths GCSEs, in 2014 added to site 26.10.2014
National figures for GCSE grade percentages 2014 by gender added (22.8.2014). Also note that the figures for GCSE ICT 2013 have been amended by JCQ.
National figures for GCSE grade percentages 2014 added (21.8.2014)
National figures for A level grade percentages 2014 added, including those broken down by gender (14.8.2014)
Other websites of interest page updated with new links to Department for Education website - lots of new links as the DFE site is being updated 24.7.2014
National figures for pupils gaining 5+A*-C GCSEs, including English and Maths GCSEs, in 2013 added to site 23.1.2014
National figures for pupils gaining 5+A*-C GCSEs in 2013 added to site 23.1.2014
Extensive updating of national links to the Department of Education and several other very useful sites (26.8.2013)
National figures for GCSE level grade percentages 2013 added (22.8.2013)
National figures for A level grade percentages 2013 added (15.8.2013)
Other websites of interest page updated with new link to School Performance Tables 23.1.2013
National figures for pupils gaining 5+A*-C GCSEs in 2012 added to site 31.12.2012
National figures for GCSE grade percentages 2012 added to site 23.8.2012
National figures for A level grade percentages 2012 added (16.8.2012)
As of 2012 we will no longer be offering an analysis service to schools. After 22 years of data analysis it is time to take a break! This website will continue to provide access to collections of national data and useful information for some time yet, including the 2012 exam results when released.
National figures for GCSE 5+ A*-C grades 2011 added to site 20.10.2011
National grade percentages for A level and GCSE 2011 added to site 19.08.2011 and 25.08.2011
National figures for A level grade percentages 2010 added (19.8.2010)
Link to UCAS tariff tables added to Links page because of new A* grade for A2 exams in 2010.
A level UCAS points table added. (17.08.2010)
National figures for pupils aged 15 gaining 5+ A*-C GCSEs and Average points per pupil updated. (22.07.2010)
National figures for GCSE level grade percentages 2009 added. Figures for boys and girls added (26.8.2009)
National figures for A level grade percentages 2009 added (20.8.2009)
Links page updated with new links and redundant ones removed. Odd links on other pages of this site also updated. (13.8.2009)
New instructions for extracting the necessary data from SIMS added (17.7.2009)
National figures for GCSE level grade percentages 2008 added. Figures for boys and girls added (29.8.2008)
National figures for A level grade percentages 2008 added (14.8.2008)
National figures for A level grade percentages 2007 added (18.8.2007)
UCAS points per candidate and points per entry added for 2005 & 2006
GCSE percentages 5 or more GCSE at starred A to C revised and points per pupil added for 2006 - National figures. (26.3.2007)
National figures for GCSE, including breakdown by gender, uploaded in full - National figures. (21.10.2006)
National figures for GCE A level, also by gender, are now up on our site - National figures. GCSE's will follow shortly. (28.8.2006)
National figures for pupils gaining 5+ A*-C GCSEs and Average points per pupil updated. (30.12.2005)
National figures for GCSE grade percentages by gender updated. (30.10.2005)
Links page updated with new links and redundant ones removed. (2.6.2005)
National figures for A level grade percentages updated for 2004. (22.8.2004)
Links revised on the Other Websites of Interest page. (3.6.2004)
Exam course equivalence page amended with link to DfES latest info.
Required data and SIMS info pages amended.
GCSE subject grades by gender updated in full. Figures for GCSE pupils aged 15 gaining 5+ grades A*-C, GCSE average points per pupils and average points per entry added to National figures page.
A level points per pupil and points per entry for 2003 National figures added. (22.10.2003)
National figures for A level results in 2003 added. See National figures (14.8.2003)
A level analysis pages updated to show latest DfES points scoring system. (30.5.2003)
Latest National figures from DfES on pupils achieving 5+ GCSE results and A level / AS points per pupil added to the site. See National figures (3.4.2003)
National figures for percentage of pupils achieving 5+ GCSE grades A*-C added along with average points per pupil. (26.11.2002)
Latest national figures for GCSE 2002 have been added to the site. (28.8.2002)
Latest national figures for A level 2002 have been added to the site.(15.8.2002)
Links checked and revised on the Other Websites of Interest page. (16.6.2002)
The National figures for percentages of pupils achieving various grades at GCSE in the 2001 series of examinations (All pupils, Girls and Boys) have been released by OFSTED and added to the site. Click here. Also included on the same page are the figures for average points per pupil which have just been released. Click here.(30.4.2002)
Revised figures from the DfES for pupils obtaining 5+ A*-C GCSE grades and pupils' A/AS level points have been added to our site. Please see National figures (20.12.2001)
A link to the National Consortium for Examination Results (NCER) website has been added to the Websites of interest page. This site offers some useful information, which can be downloaded, on subject department performance. (28.10.2001)
Latest figures from DfES on pupils achieving 5+ GCSE results and A level / AS points per pupil added to the site. See National figures (20.10.2001)
Latest national figures for GCSE 2001 have been added to the site. (23.8.2001)
Latest national figures for A level 2001 have been added to the site. More links have been provided on the Websites of interest including a link to the Joint Council for General Qualifications. (16.8.2001)
Various web addresses on the Websites of interest page have been amended to reflect the renaming of the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) to the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). (26.7.2001)
Added a couple more useful links to the Websites of interest page. One site lists the contents of DfEE mailings to schools month by month and the other site is useful for finding the DfEE numbers of schools and LEAs in the UK. (17.6.2001)
Updated the page on this site showing the distribution of A level candidates according to prior GCSE average grades in different types of school. (28.3.2001)
Websites of interest page has been updated to ensure that all links are current and correct. (18.2.2001)
National exam statistics pages have been updated to include the year 2000 figures for GCSE grade distribution by gender (15yr olds only); average GCSE points per subject entry for 15yr olds in maintained schools; the subject by subject grade analysis for A level candidates by gender. (28.12.2000)
Websites of interest page has been updated with new address for DfEE news updates. Examination Performance Tables for 2000 are now available from the DfEE website. A link to the Performance tables is available from the Websites of interest page. (16.11.2000)
National statistics page has been updated with 2000 results for GCSE and A level. (21.10.2000)
Many of the links on our Websites of interest page have been updated and added to. (17.9.2000)
A level and GCSE national figures for 2000 added to site. (24.8.2000)
Websites of interest page updated with link to DfEE Statistical Publications Notice regarding 1998/99 candidates for GCE A/AS level and performance in relation to prior GCSE scores.
See also the updated page on this site showing the distribution of A level candidates according to prior GCSE average grades in different types of school. (19.6.2000)
Link added to a DfEE page listing statistics available on a very wide range of topics. See Websites of interest page. (10.5.2000)
Direct link added for OFSTED's national PICSI and PANDA Annex reports.
Link added to National Foundation for Educational Research website. See Websites of interest page. (2.5.2000)
National figures for GCSE grade distribution by gender updated to include 1999 figures as published by OFSTED Table 3.
National figures for average GCSE points per subject entry 1995-1999 added to site Table 4.
Some more years' statistics added to the GCSE national data figures on the GCSE 5+ A*-C and GCSE points page. (16.3.2000)
New page added to site containing an MPhil research thesis entitled:
"The analysis of school examination results as a formative aid to school improvement". (2.3.2000)
Direct link to 1999 Key stage results added to Websites of interest page (27.2.2000).
Link to National learning / performance targets for 2002 amended (5.2.2000). See Websites of interest.
Link added to the latest (1999) version of the National Curriculum on the web. Link to 1995 version kept for comparison. See Websites of interest page (21.12.99).
Welsh Joint Education Committee address added to list of examining boards on the Websites of interest page (1.12.99).
1999 DfEE Performance Tables for Secondary Schools available on the web from existing link on our Websites of interest page.
National examination figures for percentage of pupils achieving 5+ GCSE A*-C grades and A level points updated following DfEE checking procedures (25.11.99).
DfEE Autumn package for Headteachers 1999 - a link to this site has been added to our Websites of interest page (3.11.99). This site includes National performance information for Key Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4 (GCSE).
National figures for GCE points per pupil and percentage of GCSE candidates gaining five or more grades A*-C in 1999 added to site (16.10.99) See National figures page.
Latest national figures for GCSE added 26.8.99.
Latest national figures for A level added 19.8.99.
Links to Department for Education and Employment press releases have been amended on the Websites of interest page.(28.5.99). These now include separate links to the most recent daily press releases, the main list of press releases and the archive of DfEE press releases.
National figures for A level candidates in 1998 showing the distribution of pupils according to their prior GCSE average grade. This information is further broken down according to type of school. National distribution of A level candidates by prior GCSE scores.(17.5.99)
Direct link added for National Curriculum Key Stage 3 results for 1998 added to Websites of interest page. (10.5.99). These figures are included within the DfEE Autumn package for Heads.
GCSE percentage of grades obtained by 15yr olds in 1998 broken down by gender added to site. See National Figures page. (14.4.99)
Latest DfEE Statistical Bulletin showing performance of 1998 A/AS level candidates in relation to GCSE scores added to Reading list. Very useful for comparing performance of like candidates with like. (18.3.99)
Rules for the aggregation of half GCSEs towards DFEE performance measures added to the site. See Half GCSEs (5.3.99)
Figures for GCSE average points per pupil (1998 first year available) added to site. See National Figures page. (16.1.99)
Examination Boards have been revising their sites. The links from this site's Websites of interest page have been made a little clearer. The OCR site, formerly Oxford and Cambridge delegacies, now offers copies of its syllabuses via its website. (16.1.99)

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