Celebrating a milestone in open data

11 March 2016

They offer a valuable insight into the world of exams, from what subjects are being studied, at what age, and by whom, to the accuracy of forecast grades or who is getting an A* in their A Level.

Today Cambridge Assessment reached a milestone with the publication of its 100th Statistics Report. Up to 2005 the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority – the predecessor of today’s exams regulator Ofqual – had published statistics reports, but when it stopped doing so Cambridge Assessment began publishing its own series.

The reports are part of the Group’s commitment to transparency and access to exams data and provide information about the exam system that can be used by all.

Tim Oates, Cambridge Assessment’s Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, said:

“More than 10 years ago when the QCA stopped publishing stats reports, we saw that there was a vacuum that needed to be filled and so began publishing our own series.

“The reports are consistently accessible and clear and, most importantly, available to all. They often reveal important trends and patterns in education and we see them as an important part of our educational mission."

Today sees the publication of four statistics reports which take the total up to 100. They report on A Level and GCSE uptake and results by gender and by school type.

All 100 reports can be accessed on the Cambridge Assessment website here.