These are the 10 'hardest' A-level subjects

Louis Dor
Thursday 13 August 2015 14:40
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The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has released the national figures for A-level results this year, as thousands of students around the country receive their grades.

Within this data, the subjects which attracted the least A* or A results have been released.

The top ten are as follows:

These figures are slightly skewed and should be taken with a pinch of salt as to whether they are 'the hardest' A-levels.

Some subjects are taken by a smaller number of students who are more confident in their abilities to achieve an A or A*.

For instance, Further Mathematics was the ‘easiest subject’ as it attracted the most A*’s and As, with 56.3 per cent.

However, this subject is taken by only approximately 16 per cent of those taking the Mathematics A-level – a subset who are likely to be confident in their abilities to achieve in the subject.

Overall, most subjects saw a decrease in the percentage of those achieving A* or A grades at A-level this year.

Congratulations to all receiving their grades today.

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