A record 149,400 acceptances to higher-tariff UCAS providers were made in the 2016 cycle; an increase of 2.8% from the previous year. Over the last ten years, the UK has seen an increase of 3.9% in the number of A-levels sat, and in 2016 26% of A-level results were an A* or A grade. Applications to Oxford have increased by 38% over the same period, reaching an all-time high of 19,144 in 2015 (the 2016 cycle).
[Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2016; Joint Council for Qualifications; Oxford University data]
The following interactive views show Undergraduate Admissions Statistics for the years 2007-2016. Full details can be found in the Notes and definitions page.
Instructions on how to use the interactive Tableau software used to display these statistics can be found here (PDF).