To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average GCSE point score for pupils in (a) specialist schools, (b) non-specialist comprehensive schools, (c) secondary modern schools and (d) grammar schools was in the last year for which figures are available. 
The information requested for 2002 results is as follows.
|2002||Average capped1 GCSE/ GNVQ point score2|
|Non-specialist comprehensive schools3||34.1|
|Secondary modern schools||30.6|
|1Average capped GCSE/GNVQ point scores are calculated using the best eight GCSE/GNVQ results.|
|2 GCSE/GNVQ point scores are calculated as follows:|
|GCSE grades A*-G count as 8 to 1 point respectively, GCSE Short Courses grades A*-G count as 4 to ½ respectively. The GNVQ grades D, M and P count as 7½, 6 and 5 points respectively at Intermediate level, and 4, 3 and 1½ points respectively at Foundation level. These points need to be multiplied by two for GNVQ Part One and by four for Full GNVQs.|
3 All maintained schools designated as specialist/non-specialist as at September 2001 (excludes special schools). Includes grammar and secondary modern schools, which are specialist/non-specialist schools. These schools may also be included in the figures for grammar and secondary modern schools.