25) A

Firstly, there are no two points of the same value on the same axis. Hence, neither of the axes cannot be ‘Number with special education needs’ since there no two 12s.
So D definitely cannot be the answer.

Option A: If x-axis was absenteeism rate and y-axis was percentage with 5 or more A* to C.
The highest value for absenteeism is 9.1 meaning it would be the furthest right point on the x-axis. Percentage with 5 or more A* to C with absenteeism rate 9.1 is 40.
There are 3 points higher than this point on the graph whilst there are 3 values higher than 40 56, 70, 76) in the column ‘percentage with 5 or more A* to C’.
So A could potentially be correct.
Let us look at the other options.

Option B: If x-axis was number of pupils and y-axis was percentage with 5 or more A* to C.
The highest value for number of pupils is 202 meaning it would be the furthest right point on the x-axis.
Percentage with 5 or more A* to C with 202 pupils is 56.
However, there are 3 points higher than this point on the graph whilst there are 2 values higher than 56 (70, 76) in the column ‘percentage with 5 or more A* to C’. So B is wrong.

Option C: If x-axis was number of pupils and y-axis was absenteeism rate.
The highest value for number of pupils is 202 meaning it would be the furthest right point on the x-axis.
Absenteeism rate for 202 pupils is 8.3.
However, there are 3 points higher than this point on the graph whilst there are 2 values higher than 8.3 (8.8, 9.1) in the column ‘percentage with 5 or more A* to C’. So C is wrong.