Entries and late entries for GCSE and A level in Wales: 2022/23 academic year


Release date:


Period covered:

2022/23 academic year

Next update:

November 2024 (Provisional)


Entries and late entries for GCSE and A level in Wales: 2022/23

An annual release that presents data on the number of entries and late entries for GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in Wales.

Key Points

  • There were 977,955 GCSE entries in 2022/23. Of these 13.6% were late entries.
  • There were 82,215 A level entries and 89,405 AS entries in 2022/2023.
  • 9.9% of total A level entries and 11.5% of AS entries were late entries.
  • 328,520 GCSE certificates were awarded in 2022/23, a decrease of 1.3% compared to 2021/22.
  • 74,640 AS and A level certificates were awarded in 2022/23, a decrease of 1.0% compared to the previous year. This decrease was driven by a decrease in A level certificates while AS certificates increased.
  • For the purposes of these statistics, an entry is counted as a learner being put forward for an individual assessment. The definition of a late entry is set out in the background notes which accompany this release. The number of late entries does not necessarily represent the number of entries for which a late fee was applied.
  • For information on qualification-level entries in summer 2023, as well as commentary on external factors which may have influenced changes in entries, please see our statistical release Provisional Entries for Summer 2023 GCSEs, AS, A levels and Skills Challenge Certificate for Wales.
  • Due to the cancellation of summer exams in 2020 and 2021, and the different grading approach in summer 2023, figures for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 are not directly comparable with each other or any other years.


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