2014’s A-level results show that students are increasingly choosing Facilitating Subjects, with entries rising in Biology, Chemistry and Physics by 2.0 per cent (combined); Mathematics 0.9 per cent; and Further Maths 1.5 per cent.
Girls outperformed boys in each of the three main science subjects, with more girls receiving an A* – C grade than boys. However more boys received an A* grade in Chemistry than girls.
- A* – C grades: Girls: 72.8%, Boys: 70.9%
- More girls received an A* grade (9.6%) than boys (9.2%)
- More A*’s were awarded this year compared to last for both boys (+1.1%) and girls (+1.4%)
- A* – C grades: Girls: 79.1%, Boys: 77%
- More boys received an A* grade (9.8%) than girls (8.3%) – the only subject out of the three to see boys receive more.
- More A*’s were awarded for both boys (+0.7%) and girls (+0.3%) than in 2013
- A* – C grades: Girls: 76.4%, Boys: 71.1%
- More girls received an A* grade (11.2%) than boys (9.7%)
- There were also more A* grades awarded for both genders than 2013 as well. (Boys +0.9%, Girls +0.7%)
Source: Joint Council for Qualifications