Today's GCSE results reveal that entries for GCSE Music have fallen from a peak of 61,997 in 2007 to 35,021 in 2018. This year's total is down by 7,608 on last year. All boards have lost music candidates, but AQA have faired worst, having lost 4,664 this year. The largest board for music (Edexcel) is down by 2,471 candidates this year. A-level music candidates (including music technology) have fallen from a peak of 10,682 in 2008 to 5,530 in 2018.