GCSE results 2019: Design and technology

Here are the trends in design and technology GCSE grades for 2019.

This is the first year of results for the reformed DT, meaning it is more difficult to compare results with last year as it is now graded on the 9-1 system.

However, the data shows an increase in the proportion of pass grades this year. A total of 19.4 per cent of results were grade 7 or above, equivalent to the old A*-A which made up 17.9 per cent of results last year. And 43.9 per cent of results were between grades 4 and 6, equivalent to the old B-C grades which made up 43.4 per cent of results last year.

Entries in the subject have continued to plunge, from 116,774 last year to 89,903 this year.

The data for the results is based only on 16-year-olds in England. The entries data is England all ages.

For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page.

For more of our GCSE results coverage, we have six interesting things we’ve learnt from results day, a rise in top grades including grade 9s, what the latest data shows about the gender gap and concerns over a drop in non-Ebacc subjects.

GCSE Design and technology results

GCSE Design and technology results comparison