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School Exam Results 2000
AS-levels subject by subject

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

AS-levels, approximately half an A-level in content, 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 960 2.7 7.8 11.7 19.7 19.7 20.7 14.5 5.9
    877 2.6 7.9 13.5 23.1 22.3 19.1 8.7 5.4
  Female 1748 4.6 12.2 15.5 27.0 22.7 14.1 6.4 2.1
    1307 3.8 11.0 17.5 24.8 21.5 14.4 7.4 3.4
  Both 2708 3.7 10.6 14.2 24.4 21.6 16.5 9.2 3.5
    2184 3.2 9.8 15.8 24.1 21.9 16.3 7.9 4.2
        A B C D E N U
BiologyMale 1333 3.8 3.5 4.0 6.5 11.0 20.2 24.9 29.9
    1391 4.1 4.0 6.5 7.9 10.8 17.7 25.9 27.2
  Female 2215 5.8 3.3 5.5 8.3 11.6 20.7 23.5 27.1
    2177 6.3 3.5 7.0 8.2 13.0 20.5 21.2 26.6
  Both 3548 4.8 3.4 4.9 7.6 11.4 20.5 24.0 28.2
    3568 5.2 3.7 6.8 8.1 12.1 19.4 23.1 26.8
        A B C D E N U
Business StudiesMale 1495 4.2 5.6 9.7 15.9 23.4 18.9 11.8 14.7
    1412 4.2 5.7 10.7 15.9 22.5 20.6 12.3 12.3
  Female 1191 3.1 6.5 11.2 18.0 21.9 15.3 13.5 13.6
    1191 3.4 6.0 10.7 17.1 20.0 20.8 12.5 12.9
  Both 2686 3.6 6.0 10.4 16.8 22.7 17.3 12.6 14.2
    2603 3.8 5.8 10.7 16.5 21.4 20.6 12.4 12.6
        A B C D E N U
ChemistryMale 838 2.4 3.5 6.8 7.0 12.2 20.1 25.1 25.3
    927 2.8 3.5 4.1 8.7 14.4 21.6 22.5 25.2
  Female 874 2.3 2.9 6.4 9.5 15.3 24.3 22.6 19.0
    747 2.2 3.6 5.8 10.0 16.6 21.0 23.9 19.1
  Both 1712 2.3 3.2 6.6 8.2 13.8 22.3 23.8 22.1
    1674 2.5 3.5 4.9 9.3 15.4 21.3 23.1 22.5
        A B C D E N U
Classical Subjects (1)Male 274 0.8 14.6 19.3 15.0 16.8 15.0 10.5 8.8
    206 0.6 16.5 18.0 15.5 16.0 11.2 12.1 10.7
  Female 335 0.9 23.9 20.0 16.4 14.0 14.7 6.2 4.8
    319 0.9 18.8 18.2 19.4 14.8 10.0 8.5 10.3
  Both 609 0.8 19.7 19.7 15.8 15.2 14.8 8.2 6.6
    525 0.8 17.9 18.1 17.9 15.2 10.5 9.9 10.5
        A B C D E N U
Communication StudiesMale 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Female 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Both 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
        A B C D E N U
ComputingMale 3158 9.0 3.7 6.8 14.8 21.4 20.4 16.0 16.9
    2594 7.7 3.9 7.7 14.8 20.1 22.2 14.6 16.7
  Female 1464 3.8 3.1 9.1 15.6 22.6 19.3 15.5 14.8
    1107 3.2 3.2 8.3 14.7 23.2 19.9 14.9 15.8
  Both 4622 6.3 3.5 7.5 15.1 21.8 20.0 15.9 16.2
    3701 5.4 3.7 7.8 14.8 21.1 21.4 14.7 16.5
        A B C D E N U
EconomicsMale 628 1.8 14.0 12.0 13.2 14.1 15.5 14.3 16.9
    472 1.4 15.7 10.1 12.3 14.7 16.7 15.5 15.0
  Female 317 0.8 14.8 13.0 12.6 14.5 15.4 11.4 18.3
    242 0.7 12.8 8.3 13.6 19.0 19.0 14.1 13.2
  Both 945 1.3 14.3 12.3 13.0 14.3 15.4 13.3 17.4
    714 1.0 14.7 9.5 12.8 16.1 17.5 15.0 14.4
        A B C D E N U
English (1)Male 575 1.6 10.3 15.3 22.2 19.9 16.5 8.0 7.8
    648 1.9 5.6 15.1 23.0 25.6 13.0 10.1 7.6
  Female 1116 2.9 7.6 13.7 21.6 22.2 19.5 8.7 6.7
    1325 3.8 7.0 16.0 21.2 23.4 18.2 8.7 5.5
  Both 1691 2.3 8.5 14.3 21.8 21.4 18.4 8.5 7.1
    1973 2.9 6.5 15.8 21.7 24.2 16.4 9.2 6.2
        A B C D E N U
Expressive ArtsMale 69 0.2 0.0 18.8 21.8 34.8 11.6 8.7 4.3
    110 0.3 2.7 10.0 29.1 30.0 15.5 9.1 3.6
  Female 205 0.5 2.0 16.0 30.8 30.7 16.1 2.0 2.4
    233 0.7 3.9 18.8 36.5 24.1 11.1 3.5 2.1
  Both 274 0.4 1.5 16.7 28.5 31.8 14.9 3.7 2.9
    343 0.5 3.5 16.0 34.1 26.0 12.5 5.3 2.6
        A B C D E N U
FrenchMale 638 1.8 11.3 15.7 19.1 17.8 16.2 10.0 9.9
    734 2.2 11.6 19.3 18.3 19.5 15.5 8.0 7.8
  Female 1013 2.6 11.7 15.7 15.7 15.6 15.4 14.6 11.3
    1090 3.1 11.1 14.9 16.8 17.8 15.5 13.0 10.9
  Both 1651 2.2 11.6 15.7 17.0 16.5 15.6 12.9 10.7
    1824 2.7 11.3 16.7 17.3 18.5 15.6 11.0 9.6
        A B C D E N U
General StudiesMale 5861 16.6 8.3 10.7 16.3 19.4 18.2 12.5 14.6
    5406 16.1 6.7 10.7 14.2 18.7 18.1 14.2 17.4
  Female 6799 17.7 10.0 11.0 17.0 18.0 17.7 12.0 14.3
    5971 17.2 8.8 10.9 15.3 18.4 17.4 13.5 15.7
  Both 12660 17.2 9.2 10.9 16.6 18.7 17.9 12.3 14.4
    11377 16.7 7.8 10.8 14.8 18.5 17.8 13.8 16.5
        A B C D E N U
GeographyMale 591 1.7 5.4 7.6 13.6 15.7 19.8 18.6 19.3
    531 1.6 5.3 10.0 13.5 19.2 18.7 16.4 16.9
  Female 468 1.2 9.2 7.7 12.4 18.3 19.7 18.0 14.7
    464 1.3 6.7 11.8 14.9 14.9 19.6 15.9 16.2
  Both 1059 1.4 7.1 7.6 13.1 16.9 19.7 18.3 17.3
    995 1.5 5.9 10.9 14.2 17.1 19.1 16.2 16.6
        A B C D E N U
GermanMale 320 0.9 15.9 17.2 18.5 18.7 17.5 6.6 5.6
    306 0.9 15.7 20.6 18.6 19.9 12.5 6.2 6.5
  Female 442 1.2 14.0 15.0 16.0 18.3 17.9 12.0 6.8
    464 1.3 16.2 15.9 16.6 16.4 16.4 11.6 6.9
  Both 762 1.0 14.8 15.9 17.1 18.5 17.7 9.7 6.3
    770 1.1 16.0 17.8 17.4 17.8 14.8 9.4 6.8
        A B C D E N U
HistoryMale 182 0.5 2.2 9.3 11.6 12.6 19.2 15.4 29.7
    195 0.6 3.6 9.2 13.9 15.4 18.4 14.9 24.6
  Female 266 0.7 3.0 9.4 12.0 23.7 15.4 16.6 19.9
    308 0.9 5.2 8.4 13.7 15.9 17.8 14.3 24.7
  Both 448 0.6 2.7 9.4 11.8 19.2 16.9 16.1 23.9
    503 0.7 4.6 8.7 13.7 15.7 18.1 14.5 24.7
        A B C D E N U
Home EconomicsMale 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    11 0.0 0.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 36.3 27.3 9.1
  Female 53 0.1 9.4 5.7 9.4 15.1 17.0 15.1 28.3
    50 0.1 14.0 6.0 18.0 16.0 8.0 20.0 18.0
  Both 53 0.1 9.4 5.7 9.4 15.1 17.0 15.1 28.3
    61 0.1 11.5 6.5 16.4 14.8 13.1 21.3 16.4
        A B C D E N U
LawMale 1203 3.4 7.0 12.1 15.4 19.4 19.1 14.0 13.0
    1178 3.5 6.4 10.5 16.9 20.6 16.5 12.9 16.2
  Female 1916 5.0 9.2 13.5 17.4 19.1 14.7 12.4 13.7
    1791 5.2 7.8 12.6 17.8 18.8 16.5 12.7 13.8
  Both 3119 4.2 8.4 12.9 16.7 19.2 16.3 13.1 13.4
    2969 4.3 7.2 11.8 17.4 19.5 16.6 12.7 14.8
        A B C D E N U
MathematicsMale 7552 21.4 9.2 8.6 9.9 13.7 16.5 14.9 27.2
    7612 22.7 9.0 8.2 9.6 12.5 17.0 15.2 28.5
  Female 4856 12.6 10.4 11.1 12.4 15.0 16.8 13.1 21.2
    4617 13.3 10.2 11.3 11.8 13.7 16.9 13.7 22.4
  Both 12408 16.9 9.7 9.6 10.9 14.1 16.6 14.2 24.9
    12229 17.9 9.5 9.3 10.5 12.9 17.0 14.6 26.2
        A B C D E N U
Media/Film/TV Studies (1)Male 342 1.0 3.8 9.4 24.2 30.4 14.4 8.7 9.1
    251 0.7 0.8 11.9 18.8 18.7 29.1 10.7 10.0
  Female 425 1.1 5.4 15.1 28.2 25.7 15.0 4.7 5.9
    310 0.9 4.8 12.0 25.8 28.7 17.1 8.1 3.5
  Both 767 1.0 4.7 12.5 26.5 27.7 14.8 6.5 7.3
    561 0.8 3.0 12.0 22.6 24.3 22.4 9.3 6.4
        A B C D E N U
MusicMale 560 1.6 15.2 16.8 23.0 18.9 14.5 5.9 5.7
    534 1.6 13.7 18.5 22.1 21.9 13.7 5.2 4.9
  Female 658 1.7 15.0 21.0 24.9 20.4 10.3 4.6 3.8
    645 1.9 20.5 19.0 24.7 17.4 11.4 4.8 2.2
  Both 1218 1.7 15.1 19.1 24.0 19.7 12.2 5.2 4.7
    1179 1.7 17.4 18.8 23.5 19.4 12.5 5.0 3.4
        A B C D E N U
Other Modern Languages (3)Male 165 0.5 33.9 19.4 19.4 12.1 7.3 4.3 3.6
    158 0.5 27.8 20.9 25.4 12.6 7.0 2.5 3.8
  Female 270 0.7 28.1 27.1 20.7 11.1 8.2 2.9 1.9
    265 0.8 26.0 24.9 23.4 15.1 7.6 2.2 0.8
  Both 435 0.6 30.3 24.2 20.2 11.5 7.8 3.5 2.5
    423 0.6 26.7 23.4 24.1 14.2 7.3 2.4 1.9
        A B C D E N U
PhysicsMale 1497 4.2 4.1 4.3 8.6 12.7 20.5 22.3 27.5
    1635 4.9 4.1 5.6 9.0 13.7 18.9 22.5 26.2
  Female 468 1.2 7.1 10.2 13.0 14.8 15.8 17.1 22.0
    527 1.5 8.3 12.8 13.1 16.1 14.8 16.9 18.0
  Both 1965 2.7 4.8 5.7 9.7 13.1 19.4 21.1 26.2
    2162 3.2 5.1 7.3 10.0 14.3 17.9 21.2 24.2
        A B C D E N U
Political StudiesMale 612 1.7 12.3 10.1 13.2 17.8 15.9 14.2 16.5
    570 1.7 8.9 10.2 16.2 22.1 16.6 12.5 13.5
  Female 484 1.3 16.3 11.8 18.2 16.3 13.8 12.6 11.0
    502 1.4 12.4 10.9 16.1 19.0 14.1 11.8 15.7
  Both 1096 1.5 14.1 10.8 15.4 17.2 14.9 13.5 14.1
    1072 1.6 10.5 10.6 16.1 20.6 15.5 12.1 14.6
        A B C D E N U
PsychologyMale 1558 4.4 3.7 9.7 16.0 16.4 17.6 16.8 19.8
    1254 3.7 5.6 9.6 16.4 15.2 15.2 17.2 20.8
  Female 4119 10.7 8.2 14.5 16.4 16.7 15.6 13.7 14.9
    3139 9.0 8.4 15.8 17.1 18.0 15.9 13.5 11.3
  Both 5677 7.7 6.9 13.2 16.3 16.6 16.2 14.6 16.2
    4393 6.4 7.6 14.0 16.9 17.2 15.7 14.6 14.0
        A B C D E N U
Religious StudiesMale 749 2.1 6.3 11.6 17.3 20.3 20.6 12.7 11.2
    708 2.1 9.9 11.1 18.7 19.6 18.7 11.1 10.9
  Female 1276 3.3 9.0 13.8 17.6 22.2 16.8 10.9 9.7
    1220 3.5 10.2 9.1 19.0 21.5 18.0 12.1 10.1
  Both 2025 2.8 8.0 13.0 17.5 21.5 18.2 11.5 10.3
    1928 2.8 10.1 9.9 18.8 20.8 18.3 11.7 10.4
        A B C D E N U
Science Subjects (2)Male 1421 4.0 12.7 12.1 13.9 17.5 17.5 14.2 12.1
    1435 4.3 11.3 9.5 14.5 17.4 18.3 12.0 17.0
  Female 681 1.8 12.9 13.4 18.0 20.8 13.5 12.4 9.0
    674 1.9 11.1 14.4 16.9 18.9 16.3 10.7 11.7
  Both 2102 2.9 12.7 12.6 15.2 18.5 16.3 13.6 11.1
    2109 3.1 11.2 11.1 15.3 17.8 17.7 11.6 15.3
        A B C D E N U
SociologyMale 869 2.5 2.5 7.7 10.2 14.7 9.4 8.9 46.6
    819 2.4 3.3 6.6 9.1 11.2 13.9 12.8 43.1
  Female 2206 5.7 5.1 10.7 9.9 14.6 11.3 8.5 39.9
    1861 5.4 4.6 10.6 10.7 12.6 16.4 11.7 33.4
  Both 3075 4.2 4.4 9.8 10.0 14.6 10.8 8.6 41.8
    2680 3.9 4.2 9.3 10.3 12.2 15.6 12.1 36.3
        A B C D E N U
SpanishMale 232 0.7 16.8 18.1 16.0 12.9 15.9 10.4 9.9
    230 0.7 17.0 16.0 21.3 16.1 13.5 9.1 7.0
  Female 416 1.1 15.1 16.2 17.0 14.4 13.5 13.7 10.1
    385 1.1 16.4 17.4 14.8 15.3 17.9 9.9 8.3
  Both 648 0.9 15.7 16.9 16.6 13.9 14.4 12.5 10.0
    615 0.9 16.6 16.9 17.2 15.6 16.3 9.6 7.8
        A B C D E N U
Sport/PE StudiesMale 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Female 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Both 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
        A B C D E N U
Technology Subjects (1)Male 189 0.5 16.4 15.3 17.5 16.9 15.9 7.4 10.6
    254 0.8 11.4 13.8 17.3 18.1 17.7 10.7 11.0
  Female 77 0.2 16.9 16.9 15.6 23.3 11.7 11.7 3.9
    100 0.3 13.0 27.0 18.0 19.0 13.0 5.0 5.0
  Both 266 0.4 16.5 15.8 16.9 18.8 14.7 8.7 8.6
    354 0.5 11.9 17.5 17.5 18.4 16.3 9.1 9.3
        A B C D E N U
Welsh (4)Male 21 0.1 4.8 14.2 19.1 28.6 14.3 14.2 4.8
    30 0.1 13.3 10.0 23.4 26.6 6.7 20.0 0.0
  Female 30 0.1 13.3 10.0 33.4 23.3 13.3 6.7 0.0
    48 0.1 14.6 10.4 18.8 27.0 12.5 14.6 2.1
  Both 51 0.1 9.8 11.8 27.4 25.5 13.7 9.8 2.0
    78 0.1 14.1 10.3 20.5 26.9 10.3 16.6 1.3
        A B C D E N U
All Other SubjectsMale 1335 3.8 7.5 10.3 18.5 19.1 13.4 11.5 19.7
    1113 3.3 6.5 10.7 16.9 19.5 14.7 12.4 19.3
  Female 2008 5.2 10.9 15.7 19.4 18.0 12.2 8.8 15.0
    1626 4.7 11.3 15.4 21.5 17.9 13.1 7.7 13.1
  Both 3343 4.5 9.5 13.6 19.0 18.4 12.8 9.8 16.9
    2739 4.0 9.3 13.5 19.7 18.5 13.7 9.7 15.6
        A B C D E N U
All SubjectsMale 35227 100.0 7.7 9.8 13.9 17.2 17.7 14.5 19.2
    33601 100.0 7.4 9.8 13.7 16.9 17.7 14.6 19.9
  Female 38396 100.0 9.1 12.3 16.2 17.7 16.2 12.6 15.9
    34705 100.0 8.8 12.4 15.9 17.6 16.9 12.9 15.5
  Both 73623 100.0 8.5 11.0 15.2 17.4 16.9 13.5 17.5
    68306 100.0 8.1 11.1 14.9 17.2 17.3 13.7 17.7


(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