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.
15 June 2018
The proportion of A level students who studied at least one arts subject and business studies at A level between 2011/12 and 2016/17 are:
Percentage of students entering at least one arts subject who entered Business Studies A level
 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.
 Students at the end of their 16-18 study
 ‘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.
 Figures are based on final data.
 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.
 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.