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GCSEs

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils in maintained schools achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and mathematics, but excluding both (a) equivalents and (b) applied double GCSE awards, in 2006. (114673)

[holding answer 22 January 2007]: Revised 2006 figures show that 42.6 per cent. of pupils at the end of key stage 4 in maintained schools achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics at GCSE only. 43.4 per cent. of pupils in maintained schools achieved five or more A*-C grades at GCSE and equivalent, including English and mathematics excluding applied double GCSE awards.