Comparing the higher education, employment and earnings outcomes of those who attend schools with sixth forms with those who don’t.
Comparing the education, employment and earnings outcomes of those who took BTECs and those who took A-Levels.
A detailed look at which pupils seem to have taken AS-Levels this year.
Our first look at this year’s data.
The second of two preview posts ahead of this year's A-Level results day.
The first of two preview posts ahead of this year's A-Level results day.
Minimum performance standards for 16-18 Level 3 (A-Level and equivalent) attainment were first introduced in 2016. Separate standards were defined for academic qualifications (primarily A-Levels) and applied general qualifications (primarily BTECs). The standards are based on value added measures that control for pupil attainment at Key Stage 4. For academic qualifications, the minimum standard in [...]
Many of the blogposts and reports that we produce here at Datalab are based on analysis of the Department for Education’s National Pupil Database (NPD). But what is it? What is the NPD? The NPD is a collection of data relating to education in England compiled by the Department for Education. The NPD is made [...]
Following the coverage of St. Olave’s school in The Guardian, I revisited the analysis I did on Year 12 retention to examine the prevalence of drop-out from selective schools. I look at a subset of pupils: those who made it to the end of Year 12 and were entered for at least three AS-Levels in [...]