GCE A-level: Ethnic Groups

Department for Education written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) White British, (b) Indian, (c) Bangladeshi, (d) Pakistani, (e) Black African, (f) Black Caribbean, (g) mixed ethnicity and (h) all pupils achieved AAB or better at A level in each of the last 20 years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The proportion of students that achieved AAB or better at A level, broken down by ethnicity, is available for 2018/19 from the file ‘2019_REVISED_Performance_measures_by_characteristics’ on the ‘Underlying data: 2019 revised 16 to 18 results csv’ link below:


Similarly, data is available from the underlying data produced for the equivalent publications in 2016/17 and 2017/18 as set out below:

‘2018_REVISED_Performance_measures_by_characteristics’ from the underlying data available at:


‘SFR03_2018_Performance_measurse_by_characteristics’ from the underlying data available at:


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