This release presents provisional entry figures for GCSEs submitted to exam boards ahead of the examinations being sat in the summer 2014.
The 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