Official Statistics

Entries for GCSE: November 2018 exam series

The number of entries by subject for GCSE in the November exam series in England.

Documents

Provisional November 2018 exam entries GCSEs

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Background information for Provisional November 2018 exam entries

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Data tables for Provisional November 2018 exam entries GCSEs

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Details

The main trends for entries for GCSE in November 2018 exam series in England were:

  1. Overall, GCSE entries in November 2018 increased by 55%, from 67,755 in 2017 to 104,710.
  2. Entries in English language saw an increase to 49,585, representing a 50% increase on 2017, continuing a trend of increase over the past 5 years.
  3. Entries in mathematics are 55,125, a 58% increase on 2017, but more similar to 2016.
  4. In 2018, the majority (93%) of entries in mathematics were for the foundation tier paper and the remaining (7%) entered for the higher tier paper.
  5. Entries in November are from year 12 and above. Since 2017, year 11 students are no longer allowed to enter the November examination series.
  6. Year 12 entries increased by 33% from 43,480 in 2017 to 57,650 in 2018.

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Published 6 December 2018