Official Statistics

Summer 2016 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 2016 exam series.

Documents

Summer Exam Entries: GCSEs, Level 1/2 Certificates, AS and A Levels in England: Provisional Figures April 2016

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Tables - Summer Exam Entries: GCSEs, Level 1/2 Certificates, AS and A Levels in England: Provisional Figures April 2016

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Pre-release access list for Summer 2016 Entries

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Erratum

Some inaccuracies in these data were discovered after publication. Please read the “Erratum notice” document for further details.

Main findings

  1. The overall entry for GCSEs in England has increased by less than 1% from 4,916,000 in 2015 to 4,929,000 in 2016.
  2. The overall entry for students in Year 10 and below in England for GCSE has decreased by 13% from 344,000 to 300,000, with a few notable exceptions to this such as business studies and physical education where the entry increased by 70% and 67%, respectively.
  3. The overall GCSE entry for post year 11 students in England has increased by 26% from 282,000 in 2015 to 355,000 in 2016.
  4. Overall entries for AS in England have decreased by 14%, while overall entries for A level have decreased by 2%.

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Published 26 May 2016
Last updated 15 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added an erratum note about data inaccuracies.
  2. Figures for 'All other subjects' updated for AS and A levels in the accompanying Excel file (no changes required to the report).
  3. First published.