To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students from each socio-economic group achieved three or more A* or A grades at A level in each of the last five years.
Information about the number of students from each socio-economic group who achieved three or more A* to A grades is not held centrally.
The closest information the Department publishes are figures organised by disadvantage and the provision of Free School Meals, which can be used as a proxy. Figures for 2016/17 are published as part of the “A level and other 16 to 18 results: 2016 to 2017 (revised) statistical release and in the underlying data of the ‘A level attainment by pupil characteristics’ transparency data for earlier years.
(see ‘SFR03_2018_Performance_Measures_by_Charateristics’ CSV file in the zip folder entitled: ‘A level exam results and A level and vocational participation csv: SFR03/2018’, containing CSV files)