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Pupil Referral Units: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in pupil referral units taking GCSEs did not obtain a single GCSE at C grade or above in 2007. (196324)

There were 5,543 15-year-old pupils in pupil referral units who did not gain a GCSE at grades A* to C in 2007. This is 88.3 per cent. of the total of 6,280 15-year-old pupils.

These figures include GCSEs and other equivalent qualifications approved for use pre-16.