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School Exam Results 2000
A-levels subject by subject

The table below shows the percentage of candidates getting the various grades in each GCE Advanced (A-level) subject. The rows in grey are the 1999 figures, for comparison.

A-levels are graded from A down to E, with N denoting a 'near miss' - not good enough to pass, but only by a small margin. A grade U (unclassified) is a fail.

Subject Gender Entries % of
Total
A B C D E N U
Art and Design Subjects (1) Male 13412 3.8 21.2 19.8 23.9 18.3 10.8 4.4 1.6
    13661 3.8 20.1 19.3 23.6 19.1 11.6 4.9 1.4
  Female 24197 5.8 25.5 22.1 24.7 16.3 7.9 2.7 0.8
    23716 5.6 25.5 22.1 24.2 16.5 7.9 2.9 0.9
  Both 37609 4.9 23.9 21.3 24.5 17.0 8.9 3.3 1.1
    37377 4.8 23.6 21.0 24.0 17.4 9.3 3.6 1.1
        A B C D E N U
Biology Male 21038 5.9 16.1 18.2 19.1 18.2 14.9 8.1 5.4
    21896 6.0 16.2 17.9 19.1 18.3 14.4 8.7 5.4
  Female 33776 8.1 18.8 20.6 19.9 16.8 12.5 6.9 4.5
    34137 8.1 18.1 20.0 19.5 17.1 13.2 7.5 4.6
  Both 54814 7.1 17.8 19.7 19.6 17.2 13.5 7.4 4.8
    56033 7.2 17.4 19.1 19.4 17.6 13.6 8.0 4.9
        A B C D E N U
Business Studies Male 20580 5.8 8.6 18.4 24.9 21.9 14.3 7.2 4.7
    20313 5.6 8.5 19.2 24.7 20.7 13.5 7.8 5.6
  Female 17646 4.2 11.0 19.7 24.8 20.5 12.5 6.5 5.0
    17610 4.2 9.5 19.6 23.9 20.3 13.4 7.8 5.5
  Both 38226 5.0 9.7 19.0 24.9 21.2 13.5 6.9 4.8
    37923 4.8 9.0 19.3 24.4 20.5 13.5 7.8 5.5
        A B C D E N U
Chemistry Male 20998 5.9 24.1 21.1 18.3 15.1 10.9 6.7 3.8
    21890 6.0 24.1 20.8 18.3 15.0 11.1 6.5 4.2
  Female 19858 4.8 27.1 23.2 18.7 14.2 9.1 5.0 2.7
    19831 4.7 25.0 22.4 19.3 14.7 9.9 5.5 3.2
  Both 40856 5.3 25.6 22.1 18.5 14.6 10.1 5.8 3.3
    41721 5.3 24.5 21.6 18.8 14.8 10.6 6.0 3.7
        A B C D E N U
Classical Subjects (1) Male 2464 0.7 28.9 21.7 20.7 14.5 7.1 3.7 3.4
    2531 0.7 26.8 21.4 19.0 15.2 9.8 4.2 3.6
  Female 3190 0.8 28.7 24.3 21.9 12.9 6.9 3.4 1.9
    3382 0.8 27.4 25.3 22.2 12.3 7.2 3.9 1.7
  Both 5654 0.7 28.7 23.3 21.3 13.6 7.0 3.5 2.6
    5913 0.8 27.1 23.7 20.8 13.5 8.4 4.0 2.5
        A B C D E N U
Communication Studies Male 1269 0.4 8.4 15.1 15.0 16.3 16.3 13.0 15.9
    1421 0.4 8.0 14.9 14.7 17.9 17.6 13.0 13.9
  Female 2528 0.6 12.7 20.5 17.5 17.5 15.1 8.6 8.1
    2672 0.6 12.6 19.5 18.0 18.8 15.1 8.0 8.0
  Both 3797 0.5 11.3 18.6 16.7 17.1 15.5 10.1 10.7
    4093 0.5 11.0 17.9 16.8 18.5 16.0 9.8 10.0
        A B C D E N U
Computing Male 14938 4.2 8.8 14.2 20.6 22.7 17.2 9.6 6.9
    13640 3.8 9.2 13.6 19.7 21.8 17.6 10.0 8.1
  Female 4161 1.0 6.7 14.5 22.8 24.3 17.7 8.6 5.4
    3502 0.8 6.9 13.6 22.2 23.1 17.3 9.3 7.6
  Both 19099 2.5 8.4 14.3 21.0 23.0 17.4 9.3 6.6
    17142 2.2 8.7 13.6 20.3 22.0 17.5 9.9 8.0
        A B C D E N U
Economics Male 11320 3.2 22.0 19.1 18.7 17.5 11.8 6.3 4.6
    11972 3.3 19.6 19.2 19.2 17.2 12.9 6.8 5.1
  Female 5793 1.4 22.3 18.9 18.3 16.7 12.1 7.1 4.6
    6398 1.5 18.6 18.0 19.8 17.0 13.6 7.6 5.4
  Both 17113 2.2 22.1 19.0 18.6 17.2 11.9 6.6 4.6
    18370 2.3 19.3 18.7 19.4 17.2 13.1 7.1 5.2
        A B C D E N U
English (1) Male 25040 7.1 16.5 19.5 23.1 20.3 12.6 5.4 2.6
    26185 7.2 16.2 20.3 22.6 19.8 12.8 5.7 2.6
  Female 61388 14.7 15.3 19.4 24.3 21.5 12.9 4.6 2.0
    64151 15.2 14.7 18.9 24.3 21.6 13.5 5.1 1.9
  Both 86428 11.2 15.6 19.5 24.0 21.1 12.8 4.9 2.1
    90336 11.5 15.2 19.2 23.8 21.1 13.4 5.2 2.1
        A B C D E N U
Expressive Arts Male 3025 0.9 9.8 15.3 23.1 23.5 15.8 7.2 5.3
    2953 0.8 9.9 14.0 23.7 22.9 15.8 8.2 5.5
  Female 8376 2.0 12.0 20.2 27.6 22.1 10.8 4.9 2.4
    8452 2.0 12.7 19.6 26.7 21.1 12.0 5.1 2.8
  Both 11401 1.5 11.4 18.9 26.5 22.4 12.1 5.5 3.2
    11405 1.5 12.0 18.1 25.9 21.6 13.0 5.9 3.5
        A B C D E N U
French Male 5224 1.5 25.6 22.2 20.0 14.6 10.2 4.7 2.7
    6134 1.7 25.1 20.3 19.8 15.6 10.7 5.8 2.7
  Female 12997 3.1 22.6 21.2 20.2 17.0 10.7 5.9 2.4
    14929 3.5 22.5 20.4 20.1 16.8 11.5 5.7 3.0
  Both 18221 2.4 23.5 21.5 20.1 16.3 10.5 5.6 2.5
    21063 2.7 23.2 20.4 20.1 16.4 11.3 5.7 2.9
        A B C D E N U
General Studies Male 42693 12.0 13.1 16.1 19.6 20.8 15.6 8.8 6.0
    40788 11.3 13.9 17.8 19.5 19.3 14.9 8.7 5.9
  Female 47112 11.3 11.8 15.5 20.3 20.9 16.1 9.5 5.9
    44538 10.6 11.2 15.8 19.0 20.0 16.6 10.6 6.8
  Both 89805 11.6 12.4 15.8 20.0 20.8 15.9 9.2 5.9
    85326 10.9 12.5 16.8 19.2 19.7 15.8 9.6 6.4
        A B C D E N U
Geography Male 20080 5.7 15.1 21.5 23.5 19.1 12.4 5.8 2.6
    22650 6.3 14.1 21.3 23.7 20.2 12.3 5.9 2.5
  Female 17032 4.1 21.3 24.4 22.5 16.0 9.5 4.4 1.9
    19519 4.6 18.9 23.7 23.3 17.7 9.8 4.6 2.0
  Both 37112 4.8 17.9 22.8 23.1 17.7 11.0 5.2 2.3
    42169 5.4 16.3 22.4 23.6 19.0 11.1 5.3 2.3
        A B C D E N U
German Male 2777 0.8 34.6 19.7 16.1 13.5 9.1 4.8 2.2
    2907 0.8 33.2 19.6 17.8 13.2 9.4 4.1 2.7
  Female 5915 1.4 27.1 19.8 19.6 16.0 10.7 4.8 2.0
    6640 1.6 25.0 19.6 19.5 15.5 11.9 5.6 2.9
  Both 8692 1.1 29.5 19.8 18.4 15.3 10.1 4.9 2.0
    9547 1.2 27.5 19.6 19.0 14.8 11.1 5.1 2.9
        A B C D E N U
History Male 17546 4.9 17.2 20.6 21.8 18.0 11.5 5.9 5.0
    17348 4.8 17.3 20.4 21.4 17.9 11.1 6.4 5.5
  Female 21233 5.1 17.5 20.5 22.2 17.4 11.5 6.1 4.8
    21129 5.0 16.4 19.8 21.5 18.1 11.9 6.8 5.5
  Both 38779 5.0 17.3 20.6 22.0 17.7 11.5 6.0 4.9
    38477 4.9 16.8 20.1 21.5 17.9 11.6 6.6 5.5
        A B C D E N U
Home Economics Male 118 0.0 3.4 8.5 20.3 25.4 18.7 16.1 7.6
    134 0.0 10.4 8.3 16.4 23.1 18.7 11.2 11.9
  Female 1901 0.5 11.6 17.8 24.0 21.3 12.9 7.6 4.8
    2249 0.5 10.7 18.1 22.5 21.2 14.2 7.9 5.4
  Both 2019 0.3 11.1 17.2 23.9 21.5 13.2 8.1 5.0
    2383 0.3 10.7 17.5 22.2 21.3 14.4 8.1 5.8
        A B C D E N U
Law Male 3857 1.1 8.7 13.3 17.8 18.1 14.3 11.9 15.9
    4166 1.1 10.0 12.6 16.3 17.9 15.9 11.4 15.9
  Female 6468 1.6 11.3 15.6 17.1 17.1 15.2 10.1 13.6
    6525 1.5 12.2 14.3 16.8 17.8 14.0 11.1 13.8
  Both 10325 1.3 10.3 14.8 17.3 17.5 14.9 10.7 14.5
    10691 1.4 11.4 13.6 16.6 17.8 14.8 11.2 14.6
        A B C D E N U
Mathematics Male 42042 11.9 28.3 18.5 16.4 14.2 10.3 6.9 5.4
    44659 12.3 28.0 18.1 16.2 13.8 11.2 7.1 5.6
  Female 24994 6.0 29.9 20.2 17.3 13.8 9.6 5.3 3.9
    25269 6.0 28.8 20.6 17.1 13.7 9.8 5.7 4.3
  Both 67036 8.7 28.9 19.2 16.7 14.0 10.1 6.3 4.8
    69928 8.9 28.3 19.0 16.5 13.8 10.7 6.6 5.1
        A B C D E N U
Media/Film/TV Studies (1) Male 6599 1.9 9.4 14.3 26.8 27.1 14.6 4.7 3.1
    6059 1.7 9.5 15.3 27.2 25.7 14.1 5.4 2.8
  Female 8670 2.1 10.6 18.7 30.3 24.8 10.9 3.2 1.5
    8153 1.9 9.9 17.9 32.1 24.7 10.6 3.2 1.6
  Both 15269 2.0 10.1 16.8 28.8 25.7 12.6 3.8 2.2
    14212 1.8 9.7 16.8 30.0 25.1 12.1 4.2 2.1
        A B C D E N U
Music Male 2858 0.8 21.2 18.3 22.8 19.5 10.9 4.7 2.6
    2866 0.8 18.7 19.6 24.7 18.7 11.6 4.6 2.1
  Female 3957 0.9 22.2 20.9 24.7 17.6 9.5 3.8 1.3
    4006 1.0 21.4 21.2 24.7 18.5 9.0 4.0 1.2
  Both 6815 0.9 21.8 19.8 23.9 18.4 10.0 4.3 1.8
    6872 0.9 20.3 20.5 24.7 18.6 10.1 4.2 1.6
        A B C D E N U
Other Modern Languages (3) Male 2215 0.6 31.6 24.4 17.4 11.8 7.3 3.4 4.1
    2119 0.6 31.3 24.3 17.4 12.8 6.9 3.2 4.1
  Female 3081 0.7 38.0 26.7 17.7 9.8 4.8 2.1 0.9
    2847 0.7 36.8 26.1 17.7 10.4 5.6 2.1 1.3
  Both 5296 0.7 35.3 25.8 17.5 10.7 5.8 2.7 2.2
    4966 0.6 34.5 25.3 17.5 11.5 6.1 2.6 2.5
        A B C D E N U
Physics Male 24708 7.0 23.6 19.4 18.6 15.4 11.6 7.2 4.2
    26047 7.2 23.6 19.6 18.5 15.6 11.7 6.9 4.1
  Female 7351 1.8 28.3 22.4 18.3 13.5 9.7 5.1 2.7
    7829 1.9 25.5 21.8 19.5 14.2 10.1 5.7 3.2
  Both 32059 4.2 24.7 20.0 18.6 15.0 11.2 6.6 3.9
    33876 4.3 24.1 20.0 18.8 15.3 11.3 6.6 3.9
        A B C D E N U
Political Studies Male 5023 1.4 20.1 21.4 23.4 16.2 10.6 5.0 3.3
    5600 1.5 19.0 21.8 22.3 18.0 10.4 5.2 3.3
  Female 4149 1.0 22.1 22.5 21.6 15.7 9.6 5.3 3.2
    4238 1.0 19.5 22.0 23.1 16.5 10.2 4.9 3.8
  Both 9172 1.2 21.0 21.9 22.6 16.0 10.1 5.1 3.3
    9838 1.3 19.2 21.9 22.6 17.4 10.3 5.1 3.5
        A B C D E N U
Psychology Male 6791 1.9 7.7 13.5 19.9 19.4 16.7 12.5 10.3
    6574 1.8 7.7 14.5 18.9 18.8 16.6 12.4 11.1
  Female 23396 5.6 12.8 19.7 20.4 18.4 13.4 9.3 6.0
    22163 5.3 13.1 18.9 21.0 18.2 13.3 9.3 6.2
  Both 30187 3.9 11.6 18.4 20.2 18.6 14.2 10.0 7.0
    28737 3.7 11.9 17.8 20.6 18.3 14.0 10.1 7.3
        A B C D E N U
Religious Studies Male 2294 0.6 17.0 23.8 21.9 17.8 9.1 5.3 5.1
    2375 0.7 18.3 20.5 21.5 16.5 11.1 6.3 5.8
  Female 6884 1.6 15.7 22.2 23.6 19.0 10.9 5.4 3.2
    6619 1.6 17.0 20.5 24.7 18.1 10.4 5.4 3.9
  Both 9178 1.2 16.0 22.6 23.2 18.7 10.5 5.4 3.6
    8994 1.1 17.4 20.4 23.9 17.7 10.5 5.7 4.4
        A B C D E N U
Science Subjects (2) Male 2922 0.8 14.6 14.3 20.8 22.1 16.2 7.0 5.0
    3203 0.9 12.7 16.2 21.2 22.3 15.0 7.5 5.1
  Female 1732 0.4 14.0 18.4 21.5 20.9 14.7 6.8 3.7
    1830 0.4 14.2 16.2 23.0 21.6 14.9 7.3 2.8
  Both 4654 0.6 14.4 15.8 21.1 21.6 15.7 6.9 4.5
    5033 0.6 13.3 16.1 21.9 22.1 14.9 7.4 4.3
        A B C D E N U
Sociology Male 5634 1.6 11.2 17.0 18.5 17.4 14.5 12.0 9.4
    5938 1.6 10.5 17.1 17.9 16.2 15.8 11.1 11.4
  Female 18267 4.4 14.4 19.9 20.3 17.4 13.0 8.7 6.3
    18802 4.5 13.4 19.1 19.6 16.4 14.0 9.9 7.6
  Both 23901 3.1 13.6 19.3 19.9 17.3 13.4 9.5 7.0
    24740 3.2 12.7 18.6 19.2 16.3 14.5 10.2 8.5
        A B C D E N U
Spanish Male 1719 0.5 27.1 25.0 19.5 13.3 8.6 4.1 2.4
    1682 0.5 26.2 25.0 19.3 13.3 9.5 4.0 2.7
  Female 3913 0.9 24.6 24.4 19.8 14.4 9.4 4.5 2.9
    4099 1.0 24.0 23.2 20.9 16.1 8.6 3.9 3.3
  Both 5632 0.7 25.4 24.5 19.7 14.1 9.2 4.3 2.8
    5781 0.7 24.6 23.8 20.4 15.3 8.8 4.0 3.1
        A B C D E N U
Sport/PE Studies Male 10413 2.9 7.3 11.4 23.3 27.7 19.5 8.3 2.5
    9966 2.8 6.6 11.1 22.2 27.3 21.2 8.9 2.7
  Female 6116 1.5 15.3 16.6 23.3 22.8 14.6 5.7 1.7
    5819 1.4 14.3 16.1 24.8 22.4 14.4 6.0 2.0
  Both 16529 2.1 10.2 13.4 23.3 25.9 17.7 7.3 2.2
    15785 2.0 9.4 13.0 23.1 25.5 18.7 7.9 2.4
        A B C D E N U
Technology Subjects (1) Male 10618 3.0 13.4 15.2 25.4 22.2 14.4 6.5 2.9
    10288 2.8 13.2 13.9 23.9 23.5 14.9 6.8 3.8
  Female 4032 1.0 15.5 17.9 27.2 21.8 11.7 4.2 1.7
    3437 0.8 14.9 17.3 27.2 21.6 12.2 4.9 1.9
  Both 14650 1.9 14.0 15.9 25.9 22.1 13.7 5.8 2.6
    13725 1.8 13.6 14.8 24.7 23.0 14.3 6.3 3.3
        A B C D E N U
Welsh (4) Male 227 0.1 20.3 18.9 19.8 22.1 11.0 6.6 1.3
    219 0.1 12.8 29.2 26.9 14.7 9.1 5.5 1.8
  Female 793 0.2 20.1 22.9 20.7 18.5 13.3 3.5 1.0
    738 0.2 20.1 24.8 23.1 16.7 10.3 3.4 1.6
  Both 1020 0.1 20.1 22.1 20.4 19.4 12.7 4.2 1.1
    957 0.1 18.4 25.8 24.0 16.2 10.1 3.8 1.7
        A B C D E N U
All Other Subjects Male 4111 1.2 11.5 15.9 21.9 17.1 12.2 8.2 13.2
    4132 1.1 11.0 16.8 20.0 17.6 12.3 8.4 13.9
  Female 6350 1.5 16.1 18.3 24.7 18.5 10.1 5.5 6.8
    5989 1.4 15.5 18.4 23.5 17.4 11.0 5.2 9.0
  Both 10461 1.4 14.3 17.3 23.6 18.0 10.9 6.6 9.3
    10121 1.3 13.7 17.7 22.1 17.4 11.6 6.5 11.0
        A B C D E N U
All Subjects Male 354553 100.0 17.5 18.2 20.6 18.7 13.1 7.1 4.8
    362316 100.0 17.5 18.4 20.3 18.3 13.2 7.3 5.0
  Female 417256 100.0 18.1 19.9 21.8 18.3 12.0 6.1 3.8
    421218 100.0 17.4 19.6 21.6 18.3 12.3 6.6 4.2
  Both 771809 100.0 17.8 19.2 21.2 18.5 12.4 6.6 4.3
    783534 100.0 17.5 19.0 21.0 18.3 12.7 6.9 4.6


(1) - These titles cover a range of related subjects
(2) - Science includes all science subjects except Biology, Chemistry and Physics
(3) - Other Modern Languages includes all languages except French, German, Spanish and Welsh
(4) - Welsh includes Welsh First Language and Welsh Second Language