Skip to main content

GCSE Results

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average annual change in point scores at GCSE was in (a) specialist schools, (b) grammar schools, (c) academies and (d) all secondary schools between 2001 and 2005. (79802)

[holding answer 26 June 2006]: The information requested is outlined in the following table. Due to a change in the point score system there is a break in the series in 2004.

Before change to the point score system

2001

2004

Number of schools

Uncapped average point score

Number of schools

Uncapped average point score

Change in average point score 2001-04

Average annual change in average point score

Specialist (as at September 2000)

524

42.0

524

45.3

3.3

1.1

Specialist in a given year

524

42.0

1,429

44.3

1

1

Grammar

164

62.9

164

65.6

2.7

0.9

Academies

n/a

n/a

11

29.4

n/a

n/a

All maintained mainstream secondary schools inc CTC and academies

3,134

39.2

3,110

41.8

2.6

0.9

After change to the point score system

2004

2005

Number of schools

Uncapped average point score

Number of schools

Uncapped average point score

Change in average point score 2004-05

Specialist (as at September 2000)

524

369.3

524

379.8

10.5

Specialist in a given year

1,429

361.5

1,931

368.9

1

Grammar

164

499.2

164

507.6

8.4

Academies (as at September 2004)

11

255.6

11

275.6

20.0

Academies in given year

11

255.6

14

282.1

1

All maintained mainstream secondary schools inc CTC and academies

3,110

343.2

3,110

354.0

10.8

1 Changes in average point score have only been shown were we have compared the same schools over time.

Notes:

1. Some grammar schools are specialist.

2. There were no academies in 2001.