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GCSE headline statistics 2008

All available statistics are provisional as at 21 August 2008 and are subject to appeals and re-marks.

GCSE Full Course - Headline performance figures 2008 (2007 figures are in brackets)

2008 provisional

Overall

Overall

North of Ireland England, Wales and North of Ireland
%A* 8.9 (8.2) 6.8 (6.4)
%A*-A 26.4 (24.8) 20.7 (19.5)
%A*-C 74.5 (72.4) 65.7(63.3)
%A*-G 98.4 (98.0) 98.4 (98.0)
Entries 192,360 (197,485) 5,669,077 (5,827,319)

GCSE Full Course - Results broken down by gender

2008 provisional

Boys

Boys

Girls

Girls

North of Ireland England, Wales and North of Ireland North of Ireland England, Wales and North of Ireland
%A* 6.9 (6.5) 5.7 (5.4) 10.8 (9.7) 7.9 (7.4)
%A*-A 22.1 (21.2) 17.9 (16.9) 30.3 (28.1) 23.5 (22.1)
%A*-C 70.9 (69.0) 62.1 (59.7) 77.8 (75.5) 69.3 (66.8)
%A*-G 98.1 (97.6) 98.1 (97.7) 98.7 (98.4) 98.7 (98.3)

GCSE Applied Courses Results 2008

Single Award

2008 provisional

Overall

Overall

North of Ireland England, Wales and North of Ireland
%A* 2.5 (1.5) 2.6 (2.1)
%A*-A 17.7 (11.1) 14.6 (10.1)
%A*-C 64.3 (54.8) 62.4 (52.3)
%A*-G 96.8 (95.1) 97.6 (96.7)
Entries 7,915 (5,578) 15,935 (14,182)

GCSE Applied Courses Results 2008

Double Award

2008 provisional

Overall

Overall

North of Ireland England, Wales and North of Ireland
%A*A* 1.2 (1.1) 1.2 (1.0)
%A*A*-AA 10.9 (8.2) 6.9 (6.0)
%A*A*-CC 61.0 (52.4) 46.2 (44.3)
%A*A*-GG 97.7 (95.9) 96.1 (95.4)
Entries 1,332 (1,305) 122,529 (153,321)

GCSE Short Course Results 2008

2008 provisional

Overall

Overall

North of Ireland England, Wales and North of Ireland
%A* 10.6 (11.3) 4.5 (4.3)
%A*-A 27.3 (24.0) 15.2 (14.6)
%A*-C 63.2 (58.6) 53.0 (52.1)
%A*-G 86.7 (88.5) 96.0 (95.5)