GCSE results 2019: Physical education

Here are the trends in physical education GCSE grades for 2019.

The data shows a strong rise in the top grades at GCSE PE this year, with a growth of five percentage points at grades 6 (17.8 per cent), 7 (10.5 per cent) and 8 (6.9 per cent). The only pass mark to see a slight decline is grade 5, which fell by 0.2 percentage points from 18 to 17.8 per cent.

Entries in the subject have fallen dramatically, from 85,658 last year to 79,373 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 Physical education results comparison 2019

GCSE Physical education entries