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GCSE

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what proportion of 15-year-olds attending (a) independent schools and (b) maintained schools achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and mathematics in each year since 1997; (122062)

(2) when he will reply to Question 122062, on GCSEs, tabled on 16 February 2007 by the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

The information requested is given in the table as follows.

Percentage achieving 5 A*-C including English and mathematics GCSE

Maintained

Independent

1997

34.3

81.6

1998

35.6

81.5

1999

37.4

82.5

2000

38.7

83.2

2001

37.8

77.6

2002

39.2

78.7

2003

39.1

77.9

2004

39.9

76.7

2005

42.0

73.9

2006

43.4

69.3