UK physics A-level entrants 2010–18

Physics A-level Entrants 2018

What does this data show?

The number of physics A-Level entrants in 2018 is 37806. In 2018, the number of entrants to physics A-Level has risen by a further 3.4% on 2017, where entries had risen 3.5% on 2016. The increase this year is in spite of a fall in the population of 18 year olds, and overall A-level entries, according to the Joint Council of Qualifications. The number of physics A-Level entrants had fallen consistently during the 1990s and into the mid-2000s, owing to a number of factors including changes to science GCSEs which saw a rise in combined science over separate sciences and an expansion of competing A-Level subjects.  

Entries to physics made up 4.7% of total A-level entries – a rise from 4.4% on 2017.

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