Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/19/a_level_maths/
More choosing maths A-Level
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A-Level results released this morning show that Maths and Further Maths continue to attract more entries.
There were 4,526 more entries for Mathematics than the previous year, up 6.2 per cent to a total of 77,001, and 1,209 more entries for Further Maths - an increase of 11.5 per cent to 11,682.
Biology, Chemistry and Physics gained 2,369, 1,560 and 1,540 entries each with growth of 4.3 per cent, 3.7 per cent and 5.2 per cent respectively. The totals for the sciences were 57,854, 44,051 and 30,976 respectively.
There were 853,933 grades published for A-Level this year, an increase of 0.8 per cent.
The Joint Council for Qualifications said the introduction of A* grades had been a success and accounts for 8.1 per cent of all grades issued. Girls beat boys - 8.3 per cent of girls' grades were A* versus 7.9 per cent for boys.
There was a very small increase in the number of grades A-E - 97.6 per cent of all grades compared to 97.5 last year.
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