The fashionable and in-decline A-level subjects among North East students

The fashionable and in-decline A-level subjects among North East students
It’s a conversation that has dominated dinner tables across the North East for years – which subjects to take at A-level. As time goes on, quirkier and slightly more unusual subjects are becoming available for students who are entering post-16. But are those new modules coming in place of the more traditional subjects? Not according to the Department of Education. Gateshead’s schools are churning out more English students than anywhere else in the country, according to new Government figures. Nearly one out of every five Gateshead A-level students were studying English, as a total of 19% of the summer’s exams taken were either English language or English literature. Our analysis shows this was the highest proportion of English students in the entire country. Gateshead remained the area most devoted to English despite a steep 20.5% drop in the number of entries for the subject year-on-year. English proved to be one of the most popular subjects throughout other parts of the North East as well. Some 15.1% of entries in Newcastle were in English, which is the joint eighth-highest percentage in the country. Read More Rip-off half term? We investigate how parents are being bled dry by school holiday prices However there was a decline in the number of entries in Newcastle of students studying maths and the sciences last year. Overall in England, maths was the most popular A-level subject to take with 81,507 entries, followed by English with 76,152 entries. There were notable falls in the number of entries in general studies, music and ICT. Subjects to become more popular last yea…

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