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GCSEs

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of students achieved five or more GCSEs grade A*-C in rural comprehensive secondary schools of (a) fewer than 100 students, (b) 100-199 students, (c) 200-299 students, (d) 300-399 students, (e) 400-499 students, (f) 500-599 students, (g) 600-700 students and (h) over 700 students in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (85972)

The information requested can be found in the following table:

GCSE and equivalent achievement of pupils1 at the end of Key Stage 4 by the end of 2004/052 in comprehensive schools3, by size of school

Total number of pupils in school

Number of pupils at end of Key Stage 4

Number of pupils at end of Key Stage 4 achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE or equivalent

Percentage of pupils at end of Key Stage 4 achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE or equivalent

(a) <100

9

2

22.2

(b) 100-199

319

155

48.6

(c) 200-299

474

233

49.2

(d) 300-399

1,493

539

36.1

(e) 400-499

5,599

2,398

42.8

(f) 500-599

14,043

6,621

47.1

(g) 600-699

20,568

10,323

50.2

(h) >=700

480,379

265,650

55.3

1 Number of pupils on roll at the end of Key Stage 4 in the 2004/05 academic year. 2 Includes achievements by these pupils in previous academic years. 3 Including City Technology Colleges and Academies.