Entries and late entries for GCSE and A level in Wales: 2018/19 academic year
An annual release that presents data on the number of entries and late entries for GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in Wales.
Release Date: Thursday 21 November, 2019
Period covered: 2018/19 academic year
Next Update: November 2020 (Provisional)
- 327,750 GCSE certificates were awarded in 2018/19, a decrease of 5.1 per cent.
- 73,845 AS and A level certificates were awarded in 2018/19, a decrease of 5.8 per cent.
- There were 980,700 GCSE entries, a decrease of 0.2 per cent. Of these, 14.1 per cent were late entries, a decrease of 6.9 percentage points.
- There were 178,735 AS and A level entries, a decrease of 8.0 per cent. Of these 7.4 per cent were late entries, a decrease of 2.1percentage points.
- Statistics in this release are at the qualification level and so do not allow analysis of factors which may have influenced any changes. For commentary on external factors please see our statistical release ‘Provisional Summer 2019 exam entries for Wales: GCSEs, AS, A levels, Skills Challenge Certificate, and Level 1/Level 2 certificates’.
- The definition of a late entry for statistical purposes is an entry received after midnight on the closing date for each exam series. The definition of late entries used for statistical purposes does not mean that centres had to pay a fee to the awarding body for each of these late entries. Awarding bodies have different dates after which a late fee is charged and so the late entry statistics do not necessarily represent the number of entries for which a late fee was charged.
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