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Official Statistics

Summer 2017 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 2017 exam series.

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Summer 2017 exam entries GCSEs AS and A levels in England

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Background information - summer 2017 exam entries GCSEs Level 1_2 AS and A levels

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Tables - Summer 2017 exam entries GCSEs Level 1_2 AS and A levels_England

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Tables - Summer 2017 exam entries GCSEs Level 1_2 AS and A levels_Wales

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Tables - Summer 2017 exam entries GCSEs Level 1_2 AS and A levels_Northern Ireland

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Main findings

  1. GCSE entries in 2017 (5.1m) increased by over 3% compared to 2016 - the increase is mostly in English language and English literature.
  2. GCSE entries are mostly from year 11 students - entries from both year 11 and year 12 and above have increased in 2017 compared to 2016, while entries from year 10 and below have fallen overall.
  3. Overall in 2017 entries in EBacc subjects increased (by 9%) and entries in non-EBacc decreased (by 11%) compared to 2016.
  4. A level entries have remained stable compared to 2016.
  5. AS entries have dropped substantially (42% fewer than 2016) and are now fewer than A level.

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