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GCSE: Gender

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of (a) girls and (b) boys in maintained schools were awarded (i) 5 A*-C at GCSE and (ii) 5 A*-C at GCSE including mathematics and English in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by (A) parliamentary constituency, (B) local education authority and (C) region. (143357)

[holding answer 18 June 2007]: Information on the performance of pupils in GCSE examinations is available on the Department's website at

This provides information on the achievement of 5 A*-C grades and 5 A*-C grades including English and mathematics at GCSE at local authority and regional level, split by gender.

The proportion of pupils achieving 5 grades A*-C at constituency level is available at

This is not split by gender. Figures for the proportion of pupils achieving 5 A*- C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics at constituency level can be provided only at disproportionate cost.