We have recently updated our popular Level 3 value-add visualisation, based on the latest DfE published data from 2016 results. The analysis shows pupil progress from average GCSE (and equivalent) prior attainment bands to different grades on Level 3 qualifications. The analysis spans A Levels, AS Levels and a wide range of other Level 3 academic and vocational qualifications, across a huge range of subjects.
The interactive visualisation is available here. Start by choosing the qualification and subject combination from the drop-downs on the left and the outcomes for that qualification are presented as stacked bar charts split out by prior attainment bands.
It’s interesting to explore the effect that prior attainment has on a young person’s chances of achieving the very highest grades in particular qualifications and subjects. It’s also a good way of understanding the number of fails being recorded for AS Qualifications; something which is a source of particular concern with regard to potential drop-out at age 17. For example, compare the grade outcomes of young people coming in with average KS4 prior attainment of around a C grade taking AS Biology, Chemistry or Physics against those taking Drama.