Official Statistics

Entries and late entries for GCSE and A Level: 2015 to 2016 academic year

Information on the number of entries and late entries in GCSE, AS and A level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Entries and Late Entries for GCSE and A Level: 2015/16 Academic Year

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Tables - Entries and Late Entries for GCSE and A Level: 2015/16 Academic Year

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Main findings

  1. There has been a 1% decrease in GCSE entries and a 17% decrease in A level (including AS) entries for the 2015 to 2016 academic year relative to 2014 to 2015. This is mainly due to changes to AS and A levels introduced in England for some subjects in 2015 to 2016.
  2. The number of GCSE entries that were late dropped by 3% (from 547,200 to 532,400) compared to the 2014 to 2015 academic year. Late entries continued to represent 3% of all GCSE entries in 2015 to 2016.
  3. There was a 28% decrease in the number of A level (including AS) entries that were late compared with last year (from 139,800 to 100,700), representing 2% of all A level (including AS) entries. The decrease mainly being due to a drop in number of entries caused by changes to AS and A levels introduced in 2015 to 2016.

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