14 Aug '14

News A-level maths overtakes English for first time as students opt for harder subjects

Number who sat maths rose by 0.9% while entries for English fell 4.6%, with move attributed to preferences of highly selective universitiesMaths has become the most popular A-level, overtaking English for the first time, as more students seem to opt for subjects that they believe will secure them top jobs.The number of students who sat maths rose by 0.9%, while those who took further maths was up 1.5%. Entries for English fell 4.6% a drop blamed on the GCSE debacle that left thousands of teenagers with lower grades than expected in 2012. Continue reading...

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