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Science: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what percentage of children gained GCSE above grade C in mathematics, science or science related subjects in (a) England and (b) the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in each year since 1997; (180889)

(2) in how many schools in Newcastle upon Tyne (a) under 20 per cent., (b) under 30 per cent. and (c) under 40 per cent. of children gained five or more A* to C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2007-08; and what percentage of the GCSE candidates in Newcastle local education authority attended those schools in each year;

(3) how many and what percentage of children in local education authority maintained schools left school with (a) no qualifications and (b) no GCSEs above grade D in each local education authority in the North East of England in each year since 2001.