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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Overall entries for AS in England have decreased by 14%, while overall entries for A level have decreased by 2%.
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