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School Standards

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) Key Stage 2 pupils and (b) Key Stage 3 pupils reached the required standards in both literacy and numeracy in each year since 1997. [127902]

The percentages of pupils achieving the expected level in both English and Maths at (a) Key Stage 2 and (b) Key Stage 3 are shown in the following table for all years available since 1997.

Percentage

(a) Key Stage 2

(b) Key Stage 3

199752
199851
199961
20006455
20016456
20026557
2003*66

*Provisional

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many (a) boys, (b) girls and (c) children from ethnic backgrounds have reached the required standards of (i) English and (ii) mathematics at Key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority; [127904](2) how many and what percentage of

(a) boys and (b) girls from ethnic minority backgrounds have reached the required standards of (i) English and (ii) maths at Key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority. [127924]

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) boys and (b) girls have reached the required standards of (i) English and (ii) mathematics at Key stages 1,2,3 and 4 in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority. [127922]

The information requested has been placed in the Library.The tables show, for each local education authority, the number of boys and girls in maintained schools who achieved the expected level in each year from 1997 to 2002.The figures shown are based on:

Pupils achieving level 2 or above at Key Stage 1 in reading and in maths.
Pupils achieving level 4 or above at Key Stage 2 in English and in maths.
Pupils achieving level 5 or above at Key Stage 3 in English and in maths.
Pupils achieving good grades (A*-C) at GCSE in English and in maths.