Official Statistics: Entries for GCSE: autumn 2020 exam series


October 29
09:30 2020

Entries for GCSE: autumn 2020 exam series

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The main findings in entries for GCSE for the Autumn 2020 exam series are:

  1. There are 18,450 entries for GCSE subjects (not including English language and mathematics) in England for the autumn 2020 exam series. This represents 0.5% of the total entries in the summer 2020 exam series (3,726,026 for subjects other than English language and mathematics).
  2. The subjects with the highest numbers of candidates entering are English literature, other modern languages and combined science.
  3. 81% of entries (14,890) are in EBacc qualifications, the same proportion seen in the provisional GCSE entry figures for summer 2020.


This release includes entry figures for GCSE for the autumn 2020 exam series but does not include English language and mathematics, which are routinely available in a November series and have a later entry deadline (4 October 2020 compared to 18 September 2020). The provisional release date for the annual Official Statistics publication describing entries for English language and mathematics is 26 November 2020.

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Published 29 October 2020

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