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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics GCSE entries and results (pupils in Year 11/pupils aged 15) by subject group and gender

This table covers data published in the Welsh Government's annual "Examination Results" release. It provides information on the number of GCSE entries into each subject group and the percentage of those entries achieving each GCSE grade. The default view shows the most up to date results, historic years can be selected from the year drop down menu. This view has been split to show the results for Boys and Girls separately. For more information see the Web links.

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[Collapse]Number of entriesIncludes entries taken in previous years and excludes discounted exams  to be consistent with other key performance measures.  It is possible for pupils to have entered more than one exam within a small number of subject groups.[Expand]Click here to sortPercentage achieving A*-APercentage of those entries that achieved A*-A.[Collapse]Percentage achieving A*-CPercentage of those entries that achieved A*-C.[Collapse]Percentage achieving A*-GPercentage of those entries that achieved an A*-G.
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[Collapse]All Subjects415,193424,488839,68126193221207293295294
All SubjectsBiological Sciences10,41410,97521,38951270274272297298298
Chemistry10,33910,91321,25250275274274298299299
Physics10,22310,57120,79452278274276298299299
Single Science.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Science (Double Award)Double awards are counted as two entries.58,47956,909115,38813175188181287291289
Applied Science1,6671,1052,772-The data item is not exactly zero, but estimated as zero or less than half the final digit shown192320268272270
Additional Science.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other SciencesCan include GCSE subjects such as Astronomy, Electronics, Envoronmental Science, Geology, Science in Society and/or Science for Public Understanding282553370167157165298194297
Craft, Design & TechnologyCan include GCSE subjects such as Design & Technology, D&T Textiles Techology, D&T Food Technology, D&T Electronic Products, D&T Graphic Products, D&T Resistant Materials, D&T Systems & Control, D&T Engineering, D&T Product Design and/or Motor Vehicle Studies10,9934,58415,57726185232199296298297
ICT15,7416,33922,08031207242217296299297
Home Economics2,1688,35710,52521144198187296297297
Mathematics46,15144,32590,47623181193187288290289
Mathematics - Numeracy45,43943,78489,22318177178178287286286
Business Studies4,9403,3258,26524180204189295296296
Economics7551126.The data item is not applicable5369609710098
Geography12,0559,62721,68236216244228299299299
History12,43115,02827,45941210235223295297296
Humanities80106186.The data item is not applicable147162156200198199
Social Studies4291,1341,563.The data item is not applicable84124113195198197
Vocational StudiesCan include GCSE Subjects such as Leisure Studies, Catering Studies and/or Office Technology7355128.The data item is not applicable1207612319798198
Art & DesignCan include GCSE Subjects such as Art & Design, Art & Design (Graphics), Art & Design (Photography), Art & Design (Textiles), Art & Design (3D Studies), Art & Design (Critical Studies) and/or Art & Design (Fine Art)7,53917,21724,75631199256239295298297
Classical StudiesCan include GCSE Subjects such as Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Classical Greek and/or Latin.3536717182172183294300298
Communication Studies2,2492,2814,53025167225196295297296
Drama2,3724,3906,76239214257242299299299
English Language45,71744,11989,83620170221195296298297
English Literature34,67737,20671,88323211254233297299298
English Second Language.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
French3,1656,1799,34446238251247299299299
German8551,0111,86651248262256299298299
Spanish1,1502,2453,39544214233227298299299
Other Modern Foreign LanguagesCan include GCSE Subjects such as Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dutch. Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Modern Hebrew, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and/or Urdu45647493072271285278297297297
Music2,6093,8236,43249249268260298299299
Physical Education12,2737,54019,81336224253235300300300
Religious Studies13,67618,10031,77635180232210288295292
Welsh7,8958,26816,16322202252228298299299
Welsh Literature4,7776,17010,94731213259239299300300
Welsh Second Language26,76028,02654,78628185242214294298296
Applied Art & Design (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Applied Business (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04.8655971,462.The data item is not applicable117166139196198197
Applied Engineering (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04.26922291.The data item is not applicable4545459710097
Applied ICT (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Applied PE (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Applied Science (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04.5,3764,62810,0044121128124289292290
Additional Applied Science (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04..The data item is not applicable*The value for this indicator is less than 5*The value for this indicator is less than 5.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*The value for this indicator is less than 5*The value for this indicator is less than 5.The data item is not applicable*The value for this indicator is less than 5*The value for this indicator is less than 5
Construction (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Health & Social Care (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04.2354,4744,70920140191188294297297
Hospitality & Catering (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04.104195299.The data item is not applicable72129109200200200
Leisure & Tourism (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04.119137256.The data item is not applicable95151124193198195
Manufacturing (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Media: Communication & Production (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Performing Arts (VQ)GCSE Vocational awards were awarded for the first time in 2003/04.41106147.The data item is not applicable172165161197195195

Metadata

Title

GCSE entries and results (pupils in Year 11/pupils aged 15) by subject group

Last update

December 2020 December 2020

Next update

December 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Welsh Examinations Database, Welsh Government (via Awarding Organisations and a contracted collection body)

Source 2

Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email

school.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

This table covers data published in the Welsh Government's annual "Examination Results" release. It provides information on the number of GCSE entries into each subject group and the percentage of those entries achieving each GCSE grade. For more information see the Weblinks.

Note that this year, the definition of this table has changed. This table now includes entries taken in previous years, and discounted exams are excluded. This is so that the table is consistent with the rest of the key performance indicators. Figures should be treated with caution - it is possible for pupils to have entered more than one exam within a small number of subject groups.


Rounding applied

Percentages are shown as whole numbers and have been rounded to 0 decimal places.

Keywords

GCSE; KS4

Statistical quality

For more Information see the notes section of the Examination Results release (See Weblinks)