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School Exam Results 2001
GCSE short courses subject by subject

The table below shows the percentage of candidates getting the various grades in each General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) short course subject. The rows in grey are the 2000 figures, for comparison.

Short courses are not available in all subjects. They involve half the syllabus of a full GCSE, but at the same standard, and are equivalent to half a GCSE qualification.

GCSEs are graded from A* down to G, with U (unclassified) being a fail.

 
Subject Gender Entries % of Total A* A B C D E F G U
Art Male 1862 1.2 0.6 2.9 7.3 15.5 18.4 21.4 18 11.8 4.1
    1869 1.4 1.2 4.3 9.1 17.1 19.8 18.3 15.8 9.3 5.1
  Female 1775 1.1 2.5 9.9 17 22.4 18.6 15.2 9 3.4 2
    1594 1.1 3.5 10.8 16.5 22.8 20.1 12.7 7.5 3.8 2.3
  Both 3637 1.2 1.5 6.3 12.1 18.8 18.6 18.3 13.6 7.7 3.1
    3463 1.3 2.3 7.3 12.5 19.7 19.9 15.7 12.0 6.8 3.8
        A* A B C D E F G U
Design & Technology Male 14543 9.4 1.1 5.1 10.6 19.1 21.4 16 11.7 7.7 7.3
    16325 12.2 1.1 4.7 10.3 18.4 21.7 16.2 12.3 8.4 6.9
  Female 17496 10.8 3.5 12.7 17.6 23 17.8 11.3 7 3.6 3.5
    19961 14.1 3.1 11.8 16.7 22.7 19.2 11.8 7.1 4.1 3.5
  Both 32039 10.2 2.4 9.2 14.5 21.2 19.5 13.4 9.1 5.5 5.2
    36286 13.2 2.2 8.6 13.8 20.8 20.3 13.8 9.5 6.0 5.0
        A* A B C D E F G U
French Male 5978 3.9 0.2 0.3 1.2 7.9 17 27.5 25.9 16.1 3.9
    5892 4.4 0.1 0.4 0.9 7.1 17.5 25.9 26.4 16.4 5.3
  Female 4356 2.7 0.5 1.4 2.2 14.6 22.9 25.9 20.4 9.9 2.2
    4766 3.4 0.4 0.9 2.1 13.7 21.3 25.9 21.7 11.0 3.0
  Both 10334 3.3 0.3 0.8 1.6 10.7 19.5 26.8 23.6 13.5 3.2
    10658 3.9 0.2 0.7 1.4 10.0 19.2 25.9 24.4 13.9 4.3
        A* A B C D E F G U
Geography Male 2353 1.5 0.8 2.9 8.2 19.4 18.5 15.3 12.6 9.6 12.7
    2724 2.0 1.0 3.5 8.3 17.5 18.6 15.3 12.0 11.5 12.3
  Female 2039 1.3 1.8 5.6 11.5 20.2 19.2 12.5 10.6 8.3 10.3
    2396 1.7 1.6 5.7 10.2 18.6 18.3 14.4 11.3 8.5 11.4
  Both 4392 1.4 1.3 4.1 9.8 19.7 18.8 14 11.7 9.1 11.5
    5120 1.9 1.3 4.5 9.2 18.0 18.5 14.8 11.7 10.1 11.9
        A* A B C D E F G U
German Male 1397 0.9 0.1 0.8 1.1 10 20.8 21.4 23.4 18 4.4
    1691 1.3 0.2 0.6 1.7 6.1 16.2 23.8 27.5 19.3 4.6
  Female 1208 0.7 0.7 1.9 4.2 15.4 22.5 23.9 17.7 11.2 2.5
    1495 1.1 0.1 0.8 2.5 12.6 20.4 27.0 20.5 13.2 2.9
  Both 2605 0.8 0.4 1.3 2.5 12.5 21.6 22.6 20.7 14.9 3.5
    3186 1.2 0.2 0.6 2.1 9.2 18.2 25.2 24.3 16.4 3.8
        A* A B C D E F G U
History Male 2271 1.5 2 5.7 11.1 14.4 15.8 15.6 13.3 9.9 12.2
    2717 2.0 2.5 6.5 12.5 15.8 14.4 13.2 12.8 10.5 11.8
  Female 2090 1.3 4.2 8.2 12.7 16.6 16 13.9 12.4 9.2 6.8
    2522 1.8 3.9 9.3 14.6 15.5 14.5 13.3 11.6 9.0 8.3
  Both 4361 1.4 3 7 11.8 15.4 15.9 14.8 12.9 9.6 9.6
    5239 1.9 3.2 7.8 13.5 15.7 14.4 13.3 12.2 9.8 10.1
        A* A B C D E F G U
Information Technology Male 32483 21.1 1.6 6.2 10.7 21.6 19.1 16 11.1 6.5 7.2
    29124 21.8 1.3 5.6 9.9 21.5 20.3 16.0 10.9 7.0 7.5
  Female 36097 22.4 3.2 10.4 15.6 24.2 17.5 12 8 4.5 4.6
    32411 22.8 2.9 8.9 14.1 24.5 18.7 12.9 8.2 5.0 4.8
  Both 68580 21.7 2.5 8.4 13.2 23 18.2 14 9.4 5.5 5.8
    61535 22.3 2.1 7.4 12.1 23.1 19.5 14.3 9.5 5.9 6.1
        A* A B C D E F G U
Music Male 318 0.2 2.2 4.7 17 21.4 16 14.8 11.6 7.6 4.7
    373 0.3 1.9 6.9 16.1 16.9 20.1 15.8 10.5 7.5 4.3
  Female 366 0.2 9.6 9.5 18.6 18.6 16.4 11.5 8.1 3.9 3.8
    454 0.3 3.7 12.8 21.8 20.3 14.3 12.6 8.1 4.9 1.5
  Both 684 0.2 6.1 7.4 17.8 19.9 16.2 13 9.8 5.6 4.2
    827 0.3 2.9 10.2 19.2 18.7 17.0 14.0 9.2 6.0 2.8
        A* A B C D E F G U
Physical Education Male 6225 4.0 1.5 6.2 14.8 20.3 23.5 18.3 9.4 4 2
    4922 3.7 2.3 6.2 13.2 20.1 25.5 18.5 8.6 3.7 1.9
  Female 4821 3.0 3.3 7.5 14.1 18.6 21.1 17.2 10 5.2 3
    3575 2.5 3.8 7.6 14.1 18.6 22.1 18.0 9.8 3.9 2.1
  Both 11046 3.5 2.3 6.8 14.5 19.5 22.5 17.8 9.7 4.5 2.4
    8497 3.1 2.9 6.9 13.5 19.5 24.0 18.3 9.1 3.8 2.0
        A* A B C D E F G U
Religious Education Male 80615 52.3 4.1 8 14 19.3 16.4 14.9 10.8 7.2 5.3
    66545 49.8 3.6 7.9 13.5 18.8 16.3 15.8 11.2 7.6 5.3
  Female 84905 52.6 9.1 13.1 18.6 20.6 14.5 11.2 6.8 3.9 2.2
    71043 50.0 7.9 13.1 17.9 20.7 14.8 12.1 7.2 4.1 2.2
  Both 165520 52.5 6.7 10.6 16.4 19.9 15.4 13 8.8 5.5 3.7
    137588 49.9 5.8 10.6 15.8 19.7 15.6 13.9 9.1 5.8 3.7
        A* A B C D E F G U
Spanish Male 617 0.4 1.3 3.2 4.6 9.7 14.3 18.3 24.6 20.1 3.9
    796 0.6 1.6 2.3 1.8 5.9 15.4 18.6 27.5 21.2 5.7
  Female 783 0.5 3.6 5.1 6 16.7 18.9 21.1 17.5 9.8 1.3
    994 0.7 3.0 5.2 7.7 13.7 18.1 19.0 18.5 12.0 2.8
  Both 1400 0.4 2.6 4.3 5.3 13.7 16.8 19.9 20.6 14.4 2.4
    1790 0.6 2.4 3.9 5.0 10.3 16.9 18.8 22.5 16.1 4.1
        A* A B C D E F G U
Welsh Second Language Male 3346 2.2 1.1 2.3 3.2 20.4 22.2 18.4 15.5 10.7 6.2
    761 0.6 0.1 1.6 2.2 18.3 22.0 21.8 15.5 12.6 5.9
  Female 3564 2.2 2.3 5.1 5.9 29 22.4 15.6 10.4 5.3 4
    801 0.6 1.7 3.5 4.7 25.6 27.2 17.8 7.9 6.2 5.4
  Both 6910 2.2 1.7 3.8 4.6 24.8 22.3 17 12.8 7.9 5.1
    1562 0.6 1.0 2.5 3.5 22.0 24.6 19.8 11.6 9.4 5.6
        A* A B C D E F G U
All Other Subjects Male 2167 1.4 1.8 6.5 13.8 24.7 23.2 13.1 9 4.8 3.1
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Female 1864 1.2 3.4 10.2 16.9 24.8 20.7 11.6 7.5 2.7 2.2
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Both 4031 1.3 2.5 8.2 15.3 24.7 22.1 12.4 8.3 3.8 2.7
    0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
        A* A B C D E F G U
All Subjects Male 154175 100.0 2.8 6.5 12 19.2 18 16.1 11.9 7.6 5.9
    133739 100.0 2.4 6.3 11.3 18.5 18.3 16.6 12.3 8.2 6.1
  Female 161364 100.0 6.2 11.5 16.6 21.5 16.4 12.4 7.9 4.4 3.1
    142012 100.0 5.3 11.0 15.7 21.4 17.0 13.1 8.3 4.9 3.3
  Both 315539 100.0 4.5 9.1 14.3 20.4 17.2 14.2 9.8 6.1 4.4
    275751 100.0 3.9 8.7 13.6 20.0 17.6 14.8 10.3 6.4 4.7