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Education: Assessments

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of 15 year olds were (a) on school rolls, (b) entered for one or more Key Stage 4 qualification and (c) awarded passes for one or more such qualifications in (i) England, (ii) Wirral and (iii) Birkenhead in each year since 1997. (158214)

The information that is readily available is given as follows:

The proportion of 15-year-olds on roll as a proportion of all 15-year-olds is not held by the Department.

Number of 15-year-old1 pupils

Birkenhead

Wirral

England

1997

996

3,899

586,766

1998

1,019

3,965

575,210

1999

785

4,029

580,972

2000

735

3,838

580,393

2001

829

4,121

603,318

2002

836

4.065

606,554

2003

880

4,233

622,122

2004

942

4,392

643,560

2005

912

4,279

636,771

2006

885

4,264

648,942

1 Aged 15 on 31 August.

Note:

England figure includes all schools.

Source:

School Achievement and Attainment Tables

Percentage of 15-year-old pupils1 to be entered for one or more GCSEs or equivalent

Wirral

England

1997

93.6

94.0

1998

92.9

94.6

1999

93.9

94.9

2000

94.9

95.4

2001

96.3

95.6

2002

95.8

95.7

2003

96.7

96.2

2004

96.7

97.0

2005

97.6

97.7

2006

97.3

97.5

1 Aged 15 on 31 August.

Note:

England figure includes all schools.

Source:

School Achievement and Attainment Tables.

The percentage of 15-year-olds to attempt GCSEs or equivalents in Birkenhead is available only at a disproportionate cost.

Percentage of 15-year-old1 pupils to achieve any such qualification

Birkenhead

Wirral

England

1997

88.8

92.2

92.3

1998

87.3

92.1

93.3

1999

89.4

93.1

93.9

2000

93.3

93.9

94.3

2001

96.0

95.0

94.4

2002

93.1

94.5

94.5

2003

91.4

94.7

94.8

2004

93.7

95.9

95.9

2005

93.2

96.3

96.4

2006

95.7

97.1

96.7

1 Aged 15 on 31 August.

Note:

England figure includes all schools.

Source:

School Achievement and Attainment Tables.

Further constituency level statistics are available on the Department’s In Your Area website at:

www.dcsf.gov.uk/inyourarea