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

Compiled by Education Datalab, the tables show entries have risen from 16,486 last year to 18,241.

The proportion reaching the top grades has also decreased, with 6.8 per cent achieving an A*, down from 7.8 per cent last year, while 26 per cent got an A or A*, down from 27.9 per cent last year.

It has been suggested the surge in political studies entries is due to Brexit and discussions around global warming.

For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page.

A-level Political studies results: England

A-level Political studies 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.

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