Skip to main content

GCSEs

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which 200 maintained mainstream schools had the lowest proportion of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs including English, mathematics, science and a modern foreign language in 2006. (133461)

[holding answer 23 April 2007]: The information requested has been placed in the House of Commons Library. Data for all schools was provided in the answer to PQ 112152 on 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 298W.

The link to the answer for PQ 112152 giving figures for all schools is at the following address:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/cgi-bin/newhtml_hl?DB=semukparl&STEMMER=en&WORDS=112152&ALL=&ANY=&PHRASE=&CATEGORIES=&SIMPLE=&SPEAKER=&COLOUR=red&STYLE=s&ANCHOR=70416w0063.htm_wqn0&URL=/pa/cm200607/cmhansrd/cm070416/text/70416w0063.htm#70416w0063.htm wqn0

This analysis is based on the revised 2006 KS4 data.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many students achieved five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and mathematics in each year since 1997, excluding those students who achieved grade C equivalent at GNVQ; (133847)

(2) how many students achieved five GCSEs at grade C or above including English, mathematics, science and a modern foreign language in each year since 1997, excluding those students who achieved grade C or equivalent at GNVQ;

(3) how many students achieved five GCSEs at grade C or above including English, mathematics and science in each year since 1997, excluding those students who achieved grade C or equivalent at GNVQ.

[holding answer 24 April 2007]: The following table shows the percentage of 15-year-old pupils1 achieving five or more GCSEs excluding GNVQs2 at grades A*-C including the subjects listed in each year since 19972.

1 Pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year i.e. 31 August.

2 At least a pass grade at a full intermediate GNVQ is equivalent to four GCSEs at grades A*-C.

Percentage

English and mathematics

English, mathematics and science

English, mathematics, science and MFL

1997

35.6

33.2

25.7

1998

36.9

34.3

27.5

1999

38.6

35.7

29.1

2000

39.9

36.9

29.8

2001

40.6

37.6

30.4

2002

41.9

38.6

30.3

2003

41.5

38.5

28.5

2004

42.2

39.0

28.4

2005

43.6

40.3

28.0

2006

44.2

40.4

25.8