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A level results day 2021

Geography A level entries up by 16.8%, among an overall rise of 5.1%.

In the absence of exams for a second year running, teacher assessed grades (TAGs) have been used to calculate students’ A level results.

Teachers were asked to base their judgements on a range of evidence of each learner’s performance in each subject, but only on content they had been taught.

This year, there was an overall increase in students taking A levels of 5.1%, but geography was a big winner, with a sizeable rise of 16.8% compared to last year. 

Read the GA’s detailed analysis of the 2021 A level results


Some useful links from Ofqual

Guide to the 2021 AS and A level results in England

Infographic showing A level outcomes this year

Interactive analytics of A level outcomes over time, variability in centres’ results, and outcomes by county


You may also find the following information useful:

Ofqual student guide to awarding: summer 2021, which includes details of the Exam Results Helpline and Ofqual’s contact details.

JCQ summer 2021 arrangements landing page, including an appeals guide and appeals handout specifically for students.