This is the number of female students achieving at least 2 substantial level 3 academic qualifications expressed as a percentage of female students at the end of advanced level study who were entered for at least one level 3 academic qualifications. Substantial level 3 qualifications are defined as qualifications that are at least the size of an A level (180 guided learning hours per year), such as a BTEC subsidiary diploma level 3. If a qualification is equal in size to 2 A levels it is counted as 2 substantial level 3 qualifications. The 16-18 school and college performance headline measures changed in 2016, as a result of previously announced government reforms to the way schools and colleges are held to account for their performance. Results for 2019/20 and 2020/21 includes grades awarded to students, when exams and assessments were cancelled, due to Covid-19 and are not comparable with earlier years.
Local authority, region and the total (state-funded sector) figures cover all state-funded mainstream schools, academies, free schools, city technology colleges (CTCs), state-funded special schools and FE sector colleges. Excludes pupil referral units (PRUs), alternative provision (AP), hospital schools, non-maintained special schools, other government department funded colleges, independent schools, independent special schools and independent schools approved to take pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
Values of 1 or 2, or a percentage based on 1 or 2 pupils are suppressed. Regional level figures are rounded down to the nearest 5.
09 Nov 2021
Data last updated
09 Nov 2021
% achieving at least 2 substantial level 3 academic qualifications - females