UCAS has published its sixth Analysis Note of the 2015 cycle, entitled ‘Achieved A level grades of young applicants placed in higher education have remained broadly similar in recent cycles’.
The analysis is based on UK domiciled 18 year old applicants who applied by the 30 June deadline, and it finds that despite recent changes in the total number of placed UK 18 year olds with A levels, the distribution across A level attainment has been broadly similar year-to-year.
Most young applicants placed in higher education through UCAS tend to be holding A levels equivalent to between CCC and AAA. Looking at the upper end of attainment there has also been little change, so that 32% have attainment equivalent to AAB or above in 2015, compared to 34% four years earlier in 2011.
The full note can be downloaded from the UCAS website with underlying data.