A record 145,300 acceptances to higher tariff UCAS providers were made in 2015; an increase of 7% from the previous year. Over the last ten years, the UK has seen an increase of 5.6% in the number of A levels sat, and in 2015 26% of A level results were an A* or A grade, compared to 2006 when 22.6% of results were an A (the A* being introduced in 2010). Applications to Oxford have increased by 42% over the same period, reaching an all-time high of 18,377 in 2015.
[Source: UCAS End of Cycle Report 2015; Joint Council for Qualifications; Oxford University data]
The following interactive views show Undergraduate Admissions Statistics for the years 2007-2015. Full details can be found in the Notes and definitions page.
Instructions on how to get the best out of the interactive Tableau software used to display these statistics can be found here (PDF).