There have been more than 18,000 entries for this month’s extra GCSE exams, official data published today reveals.
But the Ofqual figures for the special autumn series of exams do not include English language and maths, which have a later entry deadline.
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Outside those subjects, there have been a total of 18,450 entries. Science is the most popular subject with 3,950 entries, followed by English literature with 2,805 entries and then biology with 1,250.
The entries are also broken down by school type. State comprehensives account for 60.5 per cent of the entries, grammars 2.5 per cent, independent schools 5 per cent and FE and sixth form colleges 2.5 per cent.
The extra autumn exams are being held next month to give those unhappy with this summer’s teacher assessed grades another chance to improve their results.
The full list of entries are as follows:
|Art & design subjects||110|
|Design & technology||225|
|Food preparation & nutrition||60|
|Media / film / TV studies||80|
|Performing / expressive arts||45|
|Science: Double Award||3,950|
|Social science subjects||285|
|Other modern languages||2,105|