Review subject performance

ERA allows you to see how your students have performed in your subject. You can create general performance summaries and comparisons with previous years, analyse results for each exam component – right down to individual questions – and highlight areas that need extra attention.

Review subject performance

Six reasons to review
performance by subject

  • Find out instantly if your performance is better than last year.

  • Use ‘Marks analysis’ to view your students’ marks for each question on a given paper.

  • Pinpoint exactly where individual students have lost marks.

  • Highlight topics/subject areas for improvement, or that need additional focus and identify the students who need extra help and in what areas.

  • Use ERA in meetings to show colleagues how your department has done and point out any areas of weakness.

  • Use your ERA data in your action plans for the coming year.

Review Graph

Quotation Mark

On results day, the first thing I want to know is how well my students have done overall, compared to our expectations. I then want to see how near or far they were from the next grade. The subject breakdown allows us to see if one particular area has let a student down.”

Simon, Head of Chemistry


Top tips

  • Get started: click on the ‘Marks analysis’ tab in the left-hand panel on the ERA home page.

  • Compare your results: on the ‘Marks analysis’ page, use the tabs in the top toolbar to make comparisons with other centres, previous years and between groups (e.g. males and females). See our ‘Group performance’ reference guide for more on creating groups.

  • Analyse different subject components (e.g. for French these will be reading, writing, listening and speaking) by clicking the ‘View components’ tab.

  • See a question-by-question breakdown within each component, by clicking on ‘View questions’.

  • You can also view performance by question paper and mark scheme and see examiners’ reports via the ‘View questions’ tab.

  • View the user guide to see these steps in more detail.


Use ERA to tailor your teaching plans

34% of the total ERA usage occurs in the autumn term, following the summer results period. Teachers use ERA to identify areas for improvements and to tailor their teaching plans for the year ahead.


Did you know…?

ERA’s not just for results time: 50% of ERA usage occurs outside of the main results periods to help teachers plan, set targets, provide feedback to students and create reports.


View our other four ERA guides

Subject performance

Getting started

School performance

School performance

Student performance

Student performance

Group performance

Group performance