The information available is given in the following table.
|Number of year 13 candidates( 1) eligible for free school meals( 2) achieving A grades at A-level( 3)|
|3 or more A grades||4 or more A grades( 4)||5 or more A grades( 4)|
|(1) Candidates aged 16-18 at the end of advanced level study in all schools and colleges. |
(2) Year 13 candidates that were eligible for free school meals when in year 11. Free school meal eligibility in year 11 is only available for those candidates who were in maintained schools at the end of key stage 4.
(3 )GCE and Applied A-levels and Double Awards are included.
(4) Candidates achieving 5 or more A grades are also included in the "4 or more A grades" and "3 or more A grades" columns. Similarly, candidates achieving 4 or more A grades are also included in the figures for "3 or more A grades".
Figures linking A-level achievements to year 11 free school meal eligibility are not readily available prior to 2006. Figures for earlier years can be provided only at disproportionate cost.