Mathematics: GCE A-level

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd December 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many A-level Maths entries there were between 2002 and 2009, and between 2010 and 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many A-level Physics entries there were between 2006 and 2009, and between 2010 and 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many A-level English entries there were between 2006 and 2009, and between 2010 and 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many A-level Modern Languages entries there were between 2006 and 2009, and between 2010 and 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many A-level French entries there were between 2006 and 2009, and between 2010 and 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many A-level German entries there were between 2006 and 2009, and between 2010 and 2015.

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Time series information on the number of A Level entries for the requested subjects in the years requested is published in the Statistical First Release “Provisional A level and other level 3 results in England: 2014 to 2015” and presented in the following table:

Number of A Level entries for the stated subject

Year

Maths

Physics

English

French

German

Modern Foreign Languages[1]

2002

44,156

2003

44,453

2004

46,017

2005

46,034

2006

49,805

23,657

78,147

12,190

5,534

28,010

2007

53,331

23,887

77,502

12,152

5,615

28,377

2008

57,618

24,703

80,917

12,605

5,560

29,423

2009

64,517

25,620

83,649

12,231

5,119

29,529

2010

69,803

27,786

84,037

12,324

5,055

29,855

2011

75,546

29,205

83,103

11,490

4,554

29,241

2012

78,077

30,749

82,825

10,871

4,208

28,375

2013

80,567

31,908

83,425

9,878

3,774

27,252

2014

79,036

32,226

78,215

9,078

3,716

26,477

2015[2]

82,054

31,934

81,554

9,000

3,623

27,755

Source: 16-18 attainment data

[1] Includes French, German, Spanish and other Modern Foreign Languages

[2] 2014/15 figures are based on provisional data. Figures for all other years are final.

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