A Level Results Analysis 2019

21st August 2019
Key points
  • We look at A level participation as a share of entries (rather than raw numbers of entries) to get a better picture of what is or is not changing
  • The headlines about boys and girls in science subjects are distorted by the significantly larger number of girls who take A levels overall
  • Despite slightly higher numbers of entries to the three sciences from girls, there is still a significantly higher share of entries for boys
  • Girls are outperforming boys on higher grades
  • English share of entries has declined by a quarter since 2015
  • Mathematics share of entries has declined slightly after several years of annual growth
  • Most of the decline in MFL is tracking the fall in the population of 18-year olds
  • EPQ growth grinds to a halt
  • (All data are from JCQ A level results for the UK)

See here the review of the latest results and read our A level results analysis for 2019 here.

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