Here are the trends in English literature GCSE grades for 2019.

The data shows a rise in the top grades at GCSE English literature this year, with more results being awarded at grades 9 (3.7 per cent), 8 (6.4 per cent) and 7 (10.6 per cent). However, the proportion of grades given at 4 and 5 has fallen this year.

Entries in the subject have risen, from 530,861 last year to 546,677 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, and concerns over a drop in non-Ebacc subjects.

GCSE English literature results comparison 2019

GCSE English literature entries 2019

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