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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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All Subjects1,197,6701,260,2592,457,929487260103141123170199185262246254150121135836171473239241721582659621886890888141012
Biological Sciences25,37823,32648,704135160147227243235250243247210184198574853131212------822831826898898898---
Chemistry24,91222,64247,554152174162227237232239232236209194202564953-1111------828836832899899899---
Physics24,83122,08146,912168148159224212218241249245204217210505854-1110------837827832899899899---
Single Science98,38999,965198,354161918607165137158148333314324145142143949193625860343032546562554881883882191718
Additional Science68,18070,519138,699324137859791172195184318300309165149157666264333132171516608633621889890889111011
Other Sciences4,8251,0265,85182105861731831752282062251951821939810399534953302830181618679676678879872877212823
Craft, Design & Technology54,39028,18682,576246237801541051602091772432232361891371711076693532845251120507649555882890885181015
ICT35,98024,16860,148507962141192160194208200221203215130106120685161442938291824606683635876885880241520
Home Economics2,60727,45630,063-1615289085111176171241238238217178181170108113895659272324383520508886885885141515
Mathematics162,264158,255320,519635961889290129133131288279283114121118828382686366474647567564565878878878222222
Mathematics - Numeracy15,52814,93130,459878999161515272727131313111412666666605859969596454
Business Studies13,37410,03523,409304135118137126187195190206206206163153159958892524549271923542578558879882880211820
Economics66731197854104711381831512502582511871681821309411965536033162720215629713656877878877232223
Geography52,51838,52391,041551027512016313816117716824321723216212714787637743313819141757965961389089389110-9
History52,51553,983106,4987211694145186166191192192173157165129107118836976584250322026581651616883889886171114
Humanities1,2071,2702,477-159491228716221719221219520515110212511491102756468705461425550493835861849653951
Social Studies4,2299,74513,9742849421011461331682111982192082111501201291097485554146322326516614584862872869382831
Vocational Studies9,57812,63222,210-2117501048113020017126026926521316818713381103603445251318450595534881890886191014
Art & Design28,20255,56583,767371108673162132160228205314255274162861117934494114232061158575469788789589213-8
Classical Studies5915711,16220726523717620019014816015415311413388717847525145213120111568573971488489388916711
Communication Studies11,69912,79124,49013402769151112169244208251229240187129157103567853263930-20503664587876887881241319
Drama10,44019,05929,499326453117180158214244233227210216156112128865264402128169115896996608878938911379
English Language149,848147,888297,736174129651229315121218127027427219514617111163875826422310165036495758898948921168
English Literature113,061124,893237,9542452399015512520024922627825526618112114975405731152313695927126558918948939--
English Second Language6**.*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,.
French18,46731,14649,61382111100149190175188210202211198203161123137724857261519---631709680897898898---
German5,0686,69211,7608813711614017916217821119624921322917111914254283915911---655740703899899899---
Spanish4,9809,07014,050111127121134178163174196188190190190156121133795765352126---609691662894897896---
Other Modern Foreign Languages1,5991,7493,34829941035627627127315811213590587336232922-177--7--8238508378958938945--
Music11,42814,56625,994801059419023021324024424219017218010885955341462415198--700750729893896895---
Physical Education40,37924,09364,472539568147170156233211225227193214157138150626664172118---660668663899898898---
Religious Studies38,31954,79793,116721411121381941711942112041921661771067688835164573343371826595712664878890885221015
Welsh23,21425,09248,3061846327013710517926522431228629920212116082325629-19---579734659898899899---
Welsh Literature15,24919,57934,82836876598170138164212191293258273174112139914364351323---591727667897898898---
Welsh Second Language43,10152,37595,4765612091116198161155203181272237253139801068236574715302271460075768689089689310--
Applied Art & Design (VQ)**1,144**55**109**205**246**89**40**15**7**615**765**35
Applied Business (VQ)7,0955,53412,629355745117180144204228214217186204119108114926580583749332329573651607876883879241721
Applied Engineering (VQ)4,1391504,289-9-3855391181661201882831921941991941558815210745105501849351513358857862857433843
Applied ICT (VQ)1,1888162,004................................-,.
Applied PE (VQ)162155317.................................
Applied Science (VQ)6,4026,87813,280-,.-,.-,...............................
Additional Applied Science (VQ)6,5126,86913,381----16-60957823527525625725625618015316695668038233030338834787388788027-20
Construction (VQ)**52*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..
Health & Social Care (VQ)50313,02813,531132424361021001022092052242312312001531551739295835253342323375566559865886885351415
Hospitality & Catering (VQ)1,2582,3263,5849-1238977713322019025024724821617619015691114743548---43057852688889189012-10
Leisure & Tourism (VQ)2,1582,5234,681257049100182142202239222228164195128106117917381663550361425555656607875884880-16-
Manufacturing (VQ)32*44.*,...*,...*,...*,...*,...*,...*,...*,...*,...*,...*,..
Media: Communication & Production (VQ)*19**,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.*,..*,.
Performing Arts (VQ)7542,1862,9402958509815414019522722023623623517311112766586155--191818557674644870891887309-

Metadata

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

Last update
December 2017 December 2017

Next update
December 2018 (Provisional)

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.

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

Keywords
GCSE; KS4