Arts and Business: GCE A-level:Written question - 152675

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Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department for Education
Arts and Business: GCE A-level
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students studying at least one arts subject at A Level also studied business at A Level in each year since 2012.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 15 June 2018

The proportion of A level[1] students who studied[2] at least one arts subject[3] and business studies at A level between 2011/12 and 2016/17[4] are:

Academic year[5]

Percentage of students entering at least one arts subject who entered Business Studies A level

2011/12

7.0

2012/13

7.1

2013/14

6.9

2014/15[6]

6.3

2015/16

6.5

2016/17

6.9

[1] Includes entries into A level qualifications which are eligible for inclusion in performance tables. Where qualifications taken by a student are in the same subject area and similar in content, ‘discounting’ rules have been applied to avoid double counting qualifications.

[2] Students at the end of their 16-18 study

[3] ‘Any arts entry’ is not a published grouping in 16-18 data, therefore these figures are based on the same subject grouping used in GCSE and includes: Applied Art and Design, Art and Design, Drama, Media/Film/TV, Music, Dance and Performing Arts.

[4] Figures are based on final data.

[5] From 2010/11 – 2014/15 these figures are based on students entered for A levels, from 2015/16 these figures are based on students entered for AS and A levels, resulting in a much bigger cohort. This artificially reduces the percentage in comparison to previous years and therefore comparisons between the percentages of 2015/16 and 2016/17 and earlier years can not be done.

[6] Figures from 2012/13 to 2014/15 cover students at the end of advanced level study who were entered for at least one A level, applied single award A level, applied double award A level or combined A/AS level in the reporting year. Figures for earlier years cover students who were entered for at least one A level, applied single award A level, applied double award A level or combined A/AS level in the summer of the reporting year.

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