UK physics A-level entrants by nation 2001–17


What does this data show?

The number of entries to A-level physics rose by 3.3% in England in 2017 compared to 2016. In Wales, numbers rose by 3.8 % but in Northern Ireland but entries dropped by 8.6%.  

Physics entries made up 4.2% of total A-level entrants in England in 2017. In Wales, the proportion is 4.7% - a 0.5% rise on 2016. In Northern Ireland it is 4.2%.

England has had proportions of entrants each year. The proportion of entries in Wales is higher in 2017 than it has been since the turn of the century. However, Northern Ireland has seen the lowest proportion of total entries since 2007.

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