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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Examination achievements of pupils aged 17 by gender

This table covers data published in table 3 of the Welsh Government's annual "Examination Results" release. It provides information on the percentage of pupils aged 17 achieving the Key Stage 5 key indicators. For more information see the Weblinks.

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Click here to sortNumber entering equivalent to 2 A levelsClick here to sortPercentage achieving Level 3 threshold.Click here to sortNumber of pupils aged 17Click here to sortAverage wider points scoreClick here to sortPercentage entering at least 2 A levels achieving 3 A*-AClick here to sortPercentage entering at least 2 A levels achieving 3 A*-CClick here to sortPercentage who achieved the Skills Challenge Certificate at Advanced LevelClick here to sortPercentage who achieved the Welsh Baccalaureate at Advanced Level
2011/12[Collapse]All Pupils11,53896.913,632772.9........
All PupilsBoys5,04095.76,201724.8........
2012/13[Collapse]All Pupils11,70696.513,365806.6........
All PupilsBoys5,23395.86,206757.6........
2013/14[Collapse]All Pupils11,44797.113,102804.1........
All PupilsBoys5,23896.26,157759.3........
2014/15[Collapse]All Pupils11,83897.013,473799.7........
All PupilsBoys5,30895.96,267746.5........
2015/16[Collapse]All Pupils10,80498.012,066823.2........
All PupilsBoys4,81297.15,532768.0........
2016/17[Collapse]All Pupils10,15297.111,434730.610.554.7....
All PupilsBoys4,56196.25,291681.210.347.6....
2017/18[Collapse]All Pupils9,45297.610,613740.113.457.969.259.7
All PupilsBoys4,21396.74,857691.813.050.165.455.1


KS5 Key Performance Indicators

Last update
December 2018 December 2018

Next update
December 2019 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Welsh Examinations Database, Welsh Government (via Awarding Organisations and a contracted collection body)

Source 2
Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The table shows performance measures for pupils aged 17 in Wales. Data can be viewed for each year, by gender (Boys, Girls, All Pupils), by Local Authority and by regional consortia.

Data collection and calculation
The figures in this table are based on information collected annually as part of the Welsh Examinations Database (WED) collection and the Pupil level Annual School Census (PLASC). Examinations data are collected from awarding organisations and have been checked by schools.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
The data shown is collected annually after the end of year exams have been completed. The data is shown from 1996 and is updated each year to show the latest academic year's results. Each year refers to the academic year, for example from 1st of September 2014 to the 31st August 2015.

Rounding applied
Where applicable, numbers have been rounded to 1 decimal place.

Statistical quality
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

A level; KS5; Key Stage 5; Advanced level and equivalent