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This page allows you to view geographical patterns in academic activity and attainment for a wide range of subjects at Key Stage 4 and at 16-18. Here are a few simple examples that explore regional patterns at GCSE:
- The growth in GCSE Physics entries from 2007 to 2010 and 2015.
- GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics are more popular in the south of England, while Core Science and Additional Science are more popular in the north
- GCSE IT is popular in the North East
- GCSE RE is popular in London
- Attainment in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics are highest in London and the South East
- London and the West Midlands do especially well in GCSE Biology among students who are eligible for free school meals
- Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data presented here, but we cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions however caused. If any of the information is important to you then please verify it independently.
- When viewing 'All subjects', values for 'Proportion of cohort' usually exceed 100%. This is because each pupil usually takes more than one subject.
- In line with DfE rules, certain small values have been rounded in order to protect student anonymity. This makes little difference to most analyses, but may sometimes result in anomalies where very low numbers are involved.
- A white map means that there is little or no difference between areas (eg, they all have a value of zero). Grey areas indicate that no data are available.
- Sample sizes indicate numbers of schools
The 'Subject combinations' tab above contains a companion page that allows you to explore GCSE and A-level subject combinations. Please refer to the notes on that page for furter information.
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