Arts: Qualifications

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

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

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The Department for Education produces statistics on England only.

Information on the number of entries of art and design GCE AS/A level and the percentage of the total number of all GCE AS/A level entries for the 2010/11 to 2014/15 academic years is provided in the table below. This information is published in the “A level and other level 3 results: 2014 to 2015 (revised)” Statistical First Release available on GOV.UK.

GCE/A level[1] entries

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Art and Design

42,633

43,236

41,388

40,763

40,747

Percentage of all A level entries that were in A level art and design

5.4

5.5

5.3

5.5

5.4

GCE/AS level[2] entries

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Art and Design

64,945

60,179

59,457

58,460

55,430

Percentage of all AS level entries that were in AS level art and design

5.5

5.3

5.3

5.2

5.1

[1] A level only.

[2] AS level only.

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