A-Level results day 2017: A look at changing grade distributions | Philip Nye

We looked at some of the main A-Level results trends this morning, and separately we have looked at how results changed in subjects that have been reformed (in brief: attainment fell slightly).

But there are a couple of other interesting trends in grade distributions to be drawn out.
Some specific subjects are seeing quite large changes in grade distributions

This chart compares the picture in 2011, 2014 and 2017 – looking at the proportion of entrants achieving A*-B grades in different subjects.

In certain subjects – PE, law, sociology – the proportion reaching this standard was…

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