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Gcse Examinations

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list, in rank order, the percentage of all pupils gaining a GCSE pass A to C in (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) a modern European language and (d) Welsh for each education authority.

Information on the percentages of all pupils in schools gaining GCSE grades A to C in the given subjects is contained in the tables.In order to avoid double counting of pupils sitting more than one foreign language examination the percentages of those taking French and German are given separately.

Percentage of pupils gaining GCSE grade A to C in English, Summer 19891
Welsh countiesPercentage of pupils
Dyfed44·0
South Glamorgan39·7
Powys38·7
Gwynedd36·2
West Glamorgan35·4
Gwent34·4
Mid Glamorgan34·0
Clwyd29·3
1 As a proportion of pupils in all schools.

Source: Welsh Joint Education Committee. In the summer examinations of 1989, the WJEC accounted for 95 per cent. of GCSE examinations sat by pupils in Welsh centres.

Percentage of pupils gaining GCSE grade A to C in mathematics, Summer 19891

Welsh counties

Percentage of pupils

Clwyd35·8
South Glamorgan35·0
Powys33·3
West Glamorgan32·3
Dyfed31·3
Gwent30·8
Gwynedd28·9
Mid Glamorgan28·5

1 As a proportion of pupils in all schools.

Source: Welsh Joint Education Committee. In the summer examinations of 1989, the WJEC accounted for 95 per cent. of GCSE examinations sat by pupils in Welsh centres.

Percentage of pupils gaining GCSE grades A to C in French, Summer 19891

Welsh counties

Percentage of pupils

Gwent16·6
Dyfed15·4
South Glamorgan15·0
Powys14·2
Clwyd12·1
Gwynedd11·6
Mid Glamorgan9·0
West Glamorgan5·7

1 As a proportion of pupils in all schools.

Source: Welsh Joint Education Committee. In the summer examinations of 1989, the WJEC accounted for 95 per cent. of GCSE examinations sat by pupils in Welsh centres.

Percentage of pupils gaining GCSE grades A to C in German, Summer 19891

Welsh counties

Percentage of pupils

South Glamorgan4·7
Gwent4·5
Dyfed3·4
Powys3·3
Clwyd2·6
Gwynedd2·6
Mid Glamorgan1·6
West Glamorgan1·3

1 As a proportion of pupils in all schools.

Source: Welsh Joint Education Committee. In the summer examinations of 1989, the WJEC accounted for 95 per cent. of GCSE examinations sat by pupils in Welsh centres.

Percentage of pupils gaining GCSE grades A to C in Welsh as a first language, Summer 19891

Welsh counties

Percentage of pupils

Gwynedd15·3
Dyfed7·5
Clwyd2·0
Powys1·9
South Glamorgan1·9
West Glamorgan1·8
Mid Glamorgan1·5
Gwent

1 As a proportion of pupils in all schools.

Source: Welsh Joint Education Committee. In the summer examinations of 1989, the WJEC accounted for 95 per cent. of GCSE examinations sat by pupils in Welsh centres.