Dear Department for Education,

By the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information in the 2015 summer exams:

GCSE:
1.) Total number of students:
a.) sitting for at least 1 subject
b.) sitting for at least 5 subjects
2.) Total number of students and the percentile rank of students attaining:
a.) 1 or more A*
b.) 2 or more A*s
c.) 3 or more A*s
(and so on and forth)
o.) 15 or more A*s
3.) Total number of students and the percentile rank of students attaining:
a.) 1 or more A
b.) 2 or more As
(and so on and forth)
o.) 15 or more As

A-Levels:
Excluding critical thinking and general studies,
1.) Total number of students
a.) sitting for at least 1 A2
b.) sitting for at least 3 A2s
2.) Total number of students and the percentile rank of students attaining:
a.) 1 or more A*
b.) 2 or more A*s
c.) 3 or more A*s
(and so on and forth)
o.) 6 or more A*s
3.) Total number of students and the percentile rank of students attaining:
a.) 1 or more A
b.) 2 or more As
(and so on and forth)
o.) 6 or more As

Thank you very much for your kind assistance on this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Thomas

Department for Education

Dear Mr Thomas

Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2016-0034618.

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Dear Robert,

RE: GCSE and A-Level Percentiles

Thank you for your email received on 17th July 2016, reference number: 2016-0034618 . Your request was as follows:

“Dear Department for Education,

By the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information in the 2015 summer exams:

GCSE:

1.) Total number of students:

a.) sitting for at least 1 subject

b.) sitting for at least 5 subjects

2.) Total number of students and the percentile rank of students attaining:

a.) 1 or more A*

b.) 2 or more A*s

c.) 3 or more A*s

(and so on and forth)

o.) 15 or more A*s

3.) Total number of students and the percentile rank of students attaining:

a.) 1 or more A

b.) 2 or more As

(and so on and forth)

o.) 15 or more As

A-Levels:

Excluding critical thinking and general studies,

1.) Total number of students

a.) sitting for at least 1 A2

b.) sitting for at least 3 A2s

2.) Total number of students and the percentile rank of students attaining:

a.) 1 or more A*

b.) 2 or more A*s

c.) 3 or more A*s

(and so on and forth)

o.) 6 or more A*s

3.) Total number of students and the percentile rank of students attaining:

a.) 1 or more A

b.) 2 or more As

(and so on and forth)

o.) 6 or more As

Thank you very much for your kind assistance on this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.”

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

Please find attached an Excel file which provides the information that you have requested.

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Yours sincerely,

Gideon Ovadia,
Absence, Exclusions, Attainment and Correspondence Team,
Department for Education,
Sanctuary Buildings,
Great Smith Street,
London
SW1P 3BT

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