Official Statistics

Summer 2015 exam entries: GCSEs, level 1 / 2 certificates, AS and A levels in England

Number of entries by age group and subject for GCSEs, level 1 / 2 certificates, AS and A levels in England for the summer 2015 exam series.

Documents

Summer exam entries: GCSEs, level 1 / 2 certificates, AS and A Levels in England: Provisional figures April 2015

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Summer 2015 exam entries: GCSEs level 1 / 2 certificates, AS and A levels in England: Provisional figures April 2015 - Tables

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Detail

The key findings for this release are:

  • the overall entry for GCSEs in England has decreased from 2014 to 2015 from 5,085,000 to 4,916,000

  • the overall entry for students in year 10 and below for GCSE has decreased by 32%, from 504,000 to 344,000

  • one notable exception is computing where the entry increased by 83%

  • the year 11 entry in most EBacc GCSE subjects has decreased, ranging from 3% to 14%, whereas there were some significant increases in equivalent subjects for level 1 / 2 certificates (commonly known as IGCSEs), ranging from 78% to 447%, but overall entries for the EBacc subjects has increased

  • overall entries for AS in England have decreased by 1%, while overall A level entries have increased by 1%

  • computing and Spanish both saw large increases at AS and A level

  • subjects with large decreases at both AS and A level are critical thinking, general studies and ICT

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