A significant part of our research involves systematically exploring, summarising and presenting analyses of the data generated by examinations.
We produce a number of routine statistical reports each year to investigate topics such as subject uptake and attainment, popular subject combinations, subject provision in schools, and progression through different assessment routes. We also produce additional reports on areas of public concern or changes in educational policy.
Many of these analyses are carried out for different groups of students using background variables such as gender, prior attainment, school type, ethnicity and social deprivation. The National Pupil Database is the source of data for the majority of these reports.