Dip in AS-level exam entries following government reforms

According to new Ofqual data, the number of students taking AS-levels has declined by 42 per cent.

The summer 2017 GCSE and A Level entry figures show that in 2016 there were 1,143,950 entrants which have dropped to 660,200 this year.

The Ofqual report stated that this year’s drastic drop “continues a trend” from last year – the first where new reformed AS subjects no longer count towards a student’s final A-level grade.

However the drop last year was only 14 per cent. Ofqual stated the fall was down to the government’s policy reforms.

The data also concludes that overall in 2017, entries in EBacc GCSE subject has increased by nine per cent from last year and non-EBacc has decreased by 11 per cent.

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