These are the trend tables for A-level Biology, 2015-2019.

Compiled by Education Datalab, the tables show entries have risen, climbing from 58,179 last year to 63,641.

The proportion reaching the top grades has decreased, with 6.6 per cent getting an A*, down from 7.4 per cent last year, and 23.5 per cent getting an A or A*, down from 25.3 per cent in 2018. This year, 95.9 per cent passed the course, down from 96.5 per cent last year.

This year is the first time girls have overtaken boys in entries to science subjects.

For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page.

A-level Biology results: England

A-level Biology entries: England

For our own analysis, you can read about the 5 key trends in England’s data, to find out which subjects are increasing or declining in popularity, or our story on Spanish becoming the most popular language.

You can also read our headline story on the slump in top grades, with the proportion of pupils getting A or A* reaching its lowest level in 12 years.

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