Official Statistics

Annual qualifications market report: academic year 2018 to 2019

Overview of the qualifications market and a single reference point about participants in the market.

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Annual Qualifications Market Report academic year 2018 to 2019

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Data tables for Annual Qualifications Market Report academic year 2018 to 2019

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Background information for Annual Qualifications Market Report academic year 2018 to 2019

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Details

  • There were 11.7 million certificates awarded in GCSE, AS, A level and vocational and other qualifications available for award in England over the academic year 2018 to 2019 (October 2018 to September 2019).
  • The number of certificates fell by 1% compared to the previous year. This appears to be a slowing of the downward trend seen over the past few years.
  • Just over half of all certificates awarded this year were in GCSE, AS and A levels. This is very similar to last year.
  • The organisations with the largest market shares in these qualifications were AQA (31%), Pearson (21%), City and Guilds (7%) and OCR (7%); the rest of the awarding organisations accounted for 34% market share.
  • There were 12.3K available qualifications with certificates in academic year 2018 to 2019, a 4% decrease on the previous year.

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Published 6 February 2020