This release presents provisional entry figures for GCSEs submitted to exam boards ahead of the examinations being sat in the summer 2014.
Some inaccuracies in these data were discovered after publication. Please read the “Erratum notice” document for further details.
Key findings for this release are that:
- the overall entry for GCSEs in England has decreased from 2013 to 2014 from 5,293,000 to 5,085,000
- the overall entry for students in year 10 and below has decreased (all GCSEs 843,000 in summer 2013 to 504,000 in summer 2014)
- there is an inconsistent picture in year 11 entries across subjects
- IGCSE English language entries increased by 96% from summer 2013 to 139,000