A-level results 2019: Physics

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

Compiled by Education Datalab, the tables show entries have risen, increasing from 34,831 last year to 36,021 this year.

The proportion reaching the top grades has decreased, with 8.5 per cent getting an A*, down from 9.3 per cent last year, and 27.5 per cent getting an A or A*, down from 29.2 per cent in 2018. This year, 95.2 per cent passed the course, down from 95.8 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 Physics results: England

A-level Physics 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 stories on girls overtaking boys in science and 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.