Official Statistics

Entries for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2018 exam series

Number of provisional entries by age group and subject for GCSEs, Level 1/ Level 2, AS and A levels in England for the summer 2018 exam series.

Documents

Report - summer 2018 exam entries GCSEs Level 1_2 AS and A levels

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Background information - summer 2018 exam entries GCSEs Level 1_2 AS and A levels

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Data tables - summer 2018 exam entries GCSEs Level 1_2 AS and A levels

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Details

  1. GCSE entries in summer 2018 (5.1m) increased by just under 1% compared to summer 2017.
  2. GCSE entries are mostly from year 11 students; entries from both year 11 and year 12 and above have increased slightly in 2018 compared to 2017, while entries from year 10 and below have continued to fall.
  3. A level entries have dropped slightly by 3% from 2017.
  4. AS entries have continued to fall (almost 60% fewer than 2017).
  5. Entries in EBacc subjects increased (by 5%) and entries in non-EBacc subjects decreased (by 13%) compared to 2017.

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Published 24 May 2018
Last updated 30 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Footnotes amended (page 4 of the report and the GCSE tab in the accompanying data tables) to clarify the composition of the‘design and technology’ subject group. No change in the actual figures.
  2. First published.