Thursday 30 Nov 2017

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GCSE November entry statistics published

Qualifications Wales has today published entry statistics for the November examination series.

Qualifications Wales collected the data for the first time this year. Data for all previous years was collected by Ofqual.

The following are the key points in the statistics:

· There were 54,845 entries for GCSEs in Wales in November 2017, which is 4.5 per cent fewer compared to the Ofqual reported figures for November 2016.

· There were 50,190 total GCSE entries from students in Year 11 in November 2017. This made up 91.5 per cent of total entries, which is a higher proportion compared to Ofqual reported figures for November 2016 where 89.4 per cent of total entries were from Year 11 students.

· Total entries for reformed GCSE Mathematics decreased in November 2017 by 1.7 per cent compared to Ofqual reported figures for November 2016. Reformed GCSE Mathematics – Numeracy saw a larger decrease of 32.4 per cent.

Entries from year 10 and below in GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy are lower than in November 2016.

· The number of entries from Year 10 pupils who took GCSE Mathematics a year early was 230, down from 295 in 2016.

· The number Year 10 entries for GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy in 2017 was 220, down from 335 in 2016.

The full statistical report can be found on the Qualifications Wales website.