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2012

UK & Ireland

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

1,217

28,980

29,294

16,043

75,534

Grade 2

1,685

26,466

19,443

8,433

56,027

Grade 3

1,447

22,365

16,565

6,447

46,824

Grade 4

1,384

17,344

11,197

4,169

34,094

Grade 5

1,842

15,181

9,586

4,118

30,727

Grade 6

708

5,693

3,998

2,081

12,480

Grade 7

708

4,149

3,016

1,958

9,831

Grade 8

716

3,110

2,904

3,070

9,800

Africa

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

106

867

795

414

2,182

Grade 2

96

881

542

218

1,737

Grade 3

97

686

454

182

1,419

Grade 4

72

540

335

131

1,078

Grade 5

98

494

281

111

984

Grade 6

44

178

96

78

396

Grade 7

24

147

76

64

311

Grade 8

52

107

69

80

308

The Americas

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

75

750

706

547

2,078

Grade 2

94

795

576

335

1,800

Grade 3

100

788

669

333

1,890

Grade 4

72

628

485

250

1,435

Grade 5

149

793

485

212

1,639

Grade 6

65

357

213

92

727

Grade 7

101

337

169

75

682

Grade 8

241

453

212

100

1,006

Asia

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

531

6,997

6,662

4,077

18,267

Grade 2

1,464

11,580

7,434

3,824

24,302

Grade 3

1,529

11,789

7,545

3,608

24,471

Grade 4

1,464

9,319

5,340

2,246

18,369

Grade 5

3,482

12,315

5,667

2,390

23,854

Grade 6

2,077

6,795

2,644

1,079

12,595

Grade 7

2,844

5,370

2,045

892

11,151

Grade 8

6,221

8,028

3,092

1,742

19,083

Europe (excluding UK & Ireland)

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

75

1,196

1,343

1,077

3,621

Grade 2

140

1,299

1,016

548

3,003

Grade 3

126

1,080

798

456

2,460

Grade 4

132

855

533

313

1,833

Grade 5

192

738

410

224

1,564

Grade 6

86

396

186

92

760

Grade 7

72

225

87

78

462

Grade 8

140

219

98

96

553

Rest of World

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

39

802

888

608

2,337

Grade 2

75

890

741

432

2,138

Grade 3

85

892

729

374

2,080

Grade 4

54

687

533

250

1,524

Grade 5

91

645

446

232

1,414

Grade 6

38

298

197

110

643

Grade 7

66

222

147

95

530

Grade 8

96

243

161

136

636

2011

UK & Ireland

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

1,280

29,630

28,020

13,754

72,684

Grade 2

1,813

26,373

18,891

7,291

54,368

Grade 3

1,648

22,831

15,762

5,766

46,007

Grade 4

1,604

17,691

11,075

3,864

34,234

Grade 5

1,916

14,878

8,777

3,628

29,199

Grade 6

786

5,767

3,893

2,005

12,451

Grade 7

681

4,134

3,117

1,863

9,795

Grade 8

850

3,281

2,856

2,931

9,918

Africa

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

98

713

689

498

1,998

Grade 2

125

663

472

252

1,512

Grade 3

113

645

436

191

1,385

Grade 4

82

454

297

128

961

Grade 5

122

396

238

125

881

Grade 6

37

157

117

72

383

Grade 7

34

123

97

65

319

Grade 8

47

79

76

58

260

The Americas

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

58

775

687

379

1,899

Grade 2

128

842

543

248

1,761

Grade 3

88

817

546

240

1,691

Grade 4

87

638

465

196

1,386

Grade 5

154

828

379

184

1,545

Grade 6

92

360

158

71

681

Grade 7

95

322

131

54

602

Grade 8

274

411

148

63

896

Asia

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

564

7,027

6,268

3,409

17,268

Grade 2

1,560

11,337

7,307

3,603

23,807

Grade 3

1,666

11,658

7,145

3,264

23,733

Grade 4

1,546

8,895

5,247

2,103

17,791

Grade 5

3,499

12,366

5,435

2,270

23,570

Grade 6

2,181

6,618

2,661

1,066

12,526

Grade 7

2,673

5,410

2,040

930

11,053

Grade 8

7,074

8,468

3,130

1,686

20,358

Europe (excluding UK & Ireland)

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

79

1,323

1,180

899

3,481

Grade 2

166

1,193

876

509

2,744

Grade 3

137

983

737

396

2,253

Grade 4

148

763

484

256

1,651

Grade 5

192

660

405

234

1,491

Grade 6

90

322

158

110

680

Grade 7

70

188

104

78

440

Grade 8

132

194

96

72

494

Rest of World

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

33

790

850

582

2,255

Grade 2

82

852

722

365

2,021

Grade 3

88

862

639

267

1,856

Grade 4

62

654

494

175

1,385

Grade 5

84

679

465

231

1,459

Grade 6

40

328

178

114

660

Grade 7

35

226

163

89

513

Grade 8

82

270

164

126

642

2010

UK & Ireland

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

1,244

28,622

27,837

13,838

71,541

Grade 2

1,991

27,861

19,187

7,184

56,223

Grade 3

1,774

22,708

15,782

5,759

46,023

Grade 4

1,700

17,187

10,385

3,680

32,952

Grade 5

2,045

15,840

9,356

3,608

30,849

Grade 6

969

6,125

4,031

1,939

13,064

Grade 7

749

4,271

3,038

1,813

9,871

Grade 8

911

3,211

2,855

2,791

9,768

Africa

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

66

747

630

329

1,772

Grade 2

78

688

460

189

1,415

Grade 3

96

529

405

120

1,150

Grade 4

87

445

309

113

954

Grade 5

95

409

244

123

871

Grade 6

41

156

102

49

348

Grade 7

23

141

79

59

302

Grade 8

35

89

67

60

251

The Americas

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

77

693

579

419

1,768

Grade 2

127

691

489

268

1,575

Grade 3

106

734

526

294

1,660

Grade 4

95

564

453

219

1,331

Grade 5

133

745

460

192

1,530

Grade 6

81

346

154

86

667

Grade 7

64

334

151

77

626

Grade 8

218

445

163

61

887

Asia

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

563

7,505

5,592

2,912

16,572

Grade 2

1,707

12,099

7,114

3,346

24,266

Grade 3

2,051

11,824

6,884

2,981

23,740

Grade 4

1,821

8,262

4,474

1,803

16,360

Grade 5

3,836

12,903

5,289

1,988

24,016

Grade 6

2,581

6,313

2,064

787

11,745

Grade 7

2,782

5,380

1,984

829

10,975

Grade 8

6,279

7,339

2,714

1,457

17,789

Europe (excluding UK & Ireland)

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

102

1,147

1,180

791

3,220

Grade 2

140

1,133

843

456

2,572

Grade 3

146

908

686

351

2,091

Grade 4

124

654

421

231

1,430

Grade 5

144

674

359

222

1,399

Grade 6

85

314

145

78

622

Grade 7

74

177

99

49

399

Grade 8

122

163

86

70

441

Rest of World

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

35

774

902

510

2,221

Grade 2

84

840

626

286

1,836

Grade 3

65

761

635

283

1,744

Grade 4

50

570

463

243

1,326

Grade 5

82

692

463

251

1,488

Grade 6

46

298

190

104

638

Grade 7

43

213

176

79

511

Grade 8

96

236

161

143

636

2009

UK & Ireland

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

1,253

29,830

29,823

14,982

75,888

Grade 2

1,646

25,897

19,269

7,371

54,183

Grade 3

1,714

22,505

16,262

6,015

46,496

Grade 4

1,610

16,339

10,819

4,118

32,886

Grade 5

1,953

15,115

9,317

3,773

30,158

Grade 6

855

6,044

4,257

1,949

13,105

Grade 7

701

4,054

3,033

1,782

9,570

Grade 8

858

3,306

2,850

2,543

9,557

Africa

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

84

657

504

307

1,552

Grade 2

104

578

376

171

1,229

Grade 3

89

495

336

153

1,073

Grade 4

74

445

237

108

864

Grade 5

75

374

221

90

760

Grade 6

40

162

83

51

336

Grade 7

44

119

80

62

305

Grade 8

53

96

70

68

287

The Americas

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

59

585

567

376

1,587

Grade 2

74

686

513

248

1,521

Grade 3

113

684

527

298

1,622

Grade 4

85

488

358

231

1,162

Grade 5

146

638

372

212

1,368

Grade 6

75

297

146

85

603

Grade 7

78

287

137

75

577

Grade 8

195

320

148

93

756

Asia

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

437

7,057

5,949

3,350

16,793

Grade 2

1,377

11,312

7,185

3,367

23,241

Grade 3

1,730

11,435

7,143

3,191

23,499

Grade 4

1,654

7,998

4,494

1,838

15,984

Grade 5

3,523

12,504

5,260

2,054

23,341

Grade 6

2,531

6,259

2,130

720

11,640

Grade 7

2,731

5,656

1,925

736

11,048

Grade 8

6,504

7,079

2,259

1,119

16,961

Europe (exluding UK & Ireland)

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

59

993

1,163

707

2,922

Grade 2

110

958

811

405

2,284

Grade 3

104

822

616

283

1,825

Grade 4

94

610

439

236

1,379

Grade 5

150

602

339

185

1,276

Grade 6

83

277

154

57

571

Grade 7

66

165

91

51

373

Grade 8

118

160

78

61

417

Rest of World

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

30

727

829

371

1,957

Grade 2

63

747

578

262

1,650

Grade 3

60

706

539

270

1,575

Grade 4

45

562

423

183

1,213

Grade 5

81

625

408

233

1,347

Grade 6

51

269

163

99

582

Grade 7

40

247

144

112

543

Grade 8

107

196

155

100

558

2008

UK & Ireland

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

1,294

29,276

26,719

12,011

69,300

Grade 2

1,762

27,816

18,752

6,738

55,068

Grade 3

1,642

22,501

15,388

5,528

45,059

Grade 4

1,611

16,752

9,842

3,529

31,734

Grade 5

2,217

16,003

9,359

3,645

31,224

Grade 6

930

6,388

4,272

1,974

13,564

Grade 7

775

4,499

3,215

1,745

10,234

Grade 8

891

3,418

2,904

2,569

9,782

Africa

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

69

540

438

278

1,325

Grade 2

84

596

389

180

1,249

Grade 3

65

457

274

141

937

Grade 4

73

375

250

92

790

Grade 5

90

396

212

91

789

Grade 6

43

159

108

41

351

Grade 7

45

131

98

53

327

Grade 8

47

105

72

53

277

The Americas

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

54

607

564

294

1,519

Grade 2

94

804

515

274

1,687

Grade 3

94

629

482

234

1,439

Grade 4

99

538

326

153

1,116

Grade 5

156

728

379

157

1,420

Grade 6

85

351

185

67

688

Grade 7

79

324

141

56

600

Grade 8

201

373

131

79

784

Asia

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

567

6,536

5,004

2,718

14,825

Grade 2

1,366

11,623

6,332

2,560

21,881

Grade 3

1,651

10,308

5,896

2,510

20,365

Grade 4

1,735

7,456

3,462

1,305

13,958

Grade 5

3,478

11,678

4,779

1,844

21,779

Grade 6

1,985

5,841

2,194

741

10,761

Grade 7

2,672

5,373

1,835

693

10,573

Grade 8

5,318

5,793

1,897

997

14,005

Europe (excluding UK & Ireland)

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

47

925

947

581

2,500

Grade 2

91

979

680

345

2,095

Grade 3

110

731

595

288

1,724

Grade 4

99

547

369

155

1,170

Grade 5

146

516

335

166

1,163

Grade 6

87

260

149

76

572

Grade 7

60

161

103

39

363

Grade 8

118

153

78

58

407

Rest of World

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

50

593

588

347

1,578

Grade 2

73

705

479

260

1,517

Grade 3

75

664

522

260

1,521

Grade 4

80

527

375

213

1,195

Grade 5

85

563

436

252

1,336

Grade 6

39

258

219

117

633

Grade 7

29

222

178

96

525

Grade 8

88

244

153

116

601

2007

UK & Ireland

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

1,305

30,195

26,774

11,818

70,092

Grade 2

1,885

29,124

19,091

6,646

56,746

Grade 3

1,587

22,656

15,555

5,782

45,580

Grade 4

1,419

17,149

10,447

3,745

32,760

Grade 5

2,232

16,714

9,639

3,721

32,306

Grade 6

812

5,788

4,016

1,812

12,428

Grade 7

663

4,298

3,159

1,764

9,884

Grade 8

835

3,304

2,933

2,505

9,577

Africa

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

63

488

481

311

1,343

Grade 2

62

668

357

145

1,232

Grade 3

78

484

273

122

957

Grade 4

73

405

217

105

800

Grade 5

74

387

202

80

743

Grade 6

40

164

90

54

348

Grade 7

34

159

86

45

324

Grade 8

44

103

55

58

260

The Americas

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

69

653

557

309

1,588

Grade 2

122

668

479

211

1,480

Grade 3

137

702

455

227

1,521

Grade 4

118

515

318

139

1,090

Grade 5

194

729

398

167

1,488

Grade 6

98

300

142

56

596

Grade 7

99

263

128

69

559

Grade 8

214

258

71

57

600

Asia

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

619

6,768

5,086

2,489

14,962

Grade 2

1,598

12,703

6,614

2,674

23,589

Grade 3

1,874

11,064

6,408

2,758

22,104

Grade 4

1,875

8,190

3,786

1,537

15,388

Grade 5

3,924

12,583

5,284

2,087

23,878

Grade 6

2,471

6,295

2,243

766

11,775

Grade 7

2,836

5,391

1,905

674

10,806

Grade 8

6,236

6,986

2,212

1,075

16,509

Europe (excluding UK & Ireland)

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

49

871

836

593

2,349

Grade 2

82

878

704

356

2,020

Grade 3

92

710

469

265

1,536

Grade 4

90

550

339

170

1,149

Grade 5

133

528

293

151

1,105

Grade 6

82

247

125

60

514

Grade 7

54

174

93

44

365

Grade 8

124

185

85

55

449

Rest of World

Grade

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Total

Grade 1

34

658

567

252

1,511

Grade 2

55

852

519

189

1,615

Grade 3

65

692

495

238

1,490

Grade 4

61

596

402

155

1,214

Grade 5

120

688

422

178

1,408

Grade 6

67

278

167

78

590

Grade 7

62

229

170

67

528

Grade 8

125

255

140

80

600

Statistics updated on 9 May 2013

 

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