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Pupils: Qualifications

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2007, Official Report, column 1127W, on pupils: qualifications, where on the National Database of Accredited Qualifications website the number of qualifications included in the secondary school (GCSE and equivalent) performance tables that are considered to be equivalent to (a) three, (b) four and (c) five or more GCSEs are. (149870)

The National Database of Accredited Qualifications (NDAQ) website at www.ndaq.org.uk provides an up to date list of all approved qualifications for the GCSE and equivalent achievement and attainment tables. For each qualification, the contribution made to the level 1 and level 2 thresholds within the tables can be found by clicking the ‘Performance Figures’ link under the qualification's description. A qualification with a contribution of at least 60 per cent. is equivalent to three or more GCSEs. The exact number of qualifications treated as equivalent to three, four and five or more GCSEs can be provided only at a disproportionate cost.