Arts: GCSE

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th April 2016.

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Photo of The Earl of Clancarty The Earl of Clancarty Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals took Art and Design GCSE in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, and what percentage of the total number of GCSEs this constitutes.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education produces statistics on England only.

The table below shows the total number of pupils attempting Art and Design and the percentage this represents of all pupils attempting GCSEs at the end of key stage 4 for the years requested. This information is published in the “Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2014 to 2015” Statistical First Release available on GOV.UK.

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Number of pupils attempting Art and Design

155,724

151,601

156,482

164,648

170,783

Pupils[1] attempting GCSE[2] Art and Design as a percentage of all pupils attempting GCSEs

25.4

25.0

25.3

27.1

28.5

[1] Pupils at the end of key stage 4.

[2] GCSE only.

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