Exam results 2015: The 10 best-performing A-level exams this year, according to the Joint Council for Qualifications

JCQ’s director general says the country should be celebrating and congratulating students on their efforts

Aftab Ali
Thursday 13 August 2015 17:57 BST
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Provisional results for 2015 A-level qualifications have been published today by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) amid news that this year’s pass rate rose to 98.1 per cent – up by 0.1 per cent on last year.

Ucas has also confirmed more than 409,000 students know they have been accepted to UK universities and colleges as of today – up 3 per cent against A-level results day last year.

JCQ’s director general, Michael Turner, hailed the news as an “excellent achievement” and said the country should be celebrating and congratulating students on their efforts.

He said: “The overriding message from this year’s figures is one of stability.

“Students can be confident that they have received the results they deserve.”

For those who are curious as to the best-performing A-level subjects this year, here are the top-ten:

‘Other modern languages’ refers to those ones that are not French, German, Irish, Spanish, and Welsh – such as Urdu and Mandarin.

While maths remains the most popular A-level – with 10.9 per cent of all entries – English is second with 10.5 per cent, and biology third with 7.4 per cent.

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