Provisional summer 2018 entry figures show a 5% increase in EBacc GCSE subjects whilst entries in non-EBacc subjects decreased by 13% compared to 2017.
This is one of the findings from Ofqual’s publication of provisional entries for this summer’s GCSEs, AS and A Levels in England.
The largest increases in EBacc subjects were seen in separate sciences – biology, chemistry and physics – likely to be due to the introduction of reformed separate sciences and the combined double science. German and Spanish have also seen increases (3% and 8% respectively).
Entries for all non-Ebacc subjects except art and design showed a decline in 2018.
Other findings include: