GCSEs: Autumn exam entries revealed subject by subject

Ofqual data shows which subjects - outside English and maths - have biggest entries for exams that give students chance to better their teacher-assessed grades

William Stewart

GCSE autumn entries

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
Biology 1,250
Business studies 565
Chemistry 1,085
Citizenship studies 90
Classical subjects 110
Computing 505
Design & technology 225
Drama 95
Economics 115
Engineering 10
English literature 2,805
Food preparation & nutrition 60
French 305
Geography 655
German 155
History 785
Media / film / TV studies 80
Music 70
Performing / expressive arts 45
Physical education 235
Physics 780
Religious studies 960
Science: Double Award 3,950
Social science subjects 285
Spanish 415
Statistics 500
Other modern languages 2,105
Other sciences 90
Total 18,450

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William Stewart

William Stewart

William Stewart is News editor at Tes

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