GCSE results 2016: Subject and overall analysis

GCSE results 2016: Subject and overall analysis

Nationally, the proportion of pupils achieving grades between A*-C in their GCSEs has decreased by 2.1 percentage points.

This has been attributed to the increase in the number of 17-year-olds who were forced to re-sit their GCSEs in English and/or maths if they failed to achieve at least a grade C last year.

But there has also been some wide variation in outcomes in different subjects. Science, for example, has seen its results drop dramatically.

Below are links to each subject, with a breakdown of each grade this year, as compared to 2015 and 2014.

Additional science

Art and design

Biology

Business studies

Chemistry

Computing

Design and technology

Drama

English

English literature

French

Geography

German

History

ICT

Maths

Media/film/TV studies

Music

Physical education

Physics

Religious studies

Science

Spanish