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General Certificate of Secondary Education: Greater London

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children obtained fewer than five A* to C grades at GCSE, including mathematics and English, in each London borough in each of the last 10 years. (196565)

The available information is given in the following tables:

Numbers and percentages of 15-year-old pupils in London who did not achieve 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE1, including English and Mathematics2, 3 1997 to 2007

1997

1998

1999

Local authority

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

City of London

0

0

— 

0

0

0

0

Camden

1,689

1,097

64.9

1,717

1,123

65.4

1,657

1,077

65.0

Hackney

1,333

1,103

82.7

1,368

1,137

83.1

1,412

1,156

81.9

Hammersmith and Fulham

1,018

687

67.5

981

638

65.0

961

589

61.3

Haringey

1,725

1,416

82.1

1,805

1,445

80.1

1,778

1,387

78.0

Islington

1,406

1,174

83.5

1,406

1,187

84.4

1,409

1,125

79.8

Kensington and Chelsea

553

398

72.0

549

387

70.5

586

402

68.6

Lambeth

1,236

1,006

81.4

1,252

1,005

80.3

1,252

965

77.1

Lewisham

2,012

1,621

80.6

2,056

1,600

77.8

2,093

1,599

76.4

Newham

2,691

2,066

76.8

2,733

2,079

76.1

2,865

2,171

75.8

Southwark

1,786

1,480

82.9

1,795

1,469

81.8

1,860

1,490

80.1

Tower Hamlets

2,334

1,983

85.0

2,254

1,854

82.3

2,241

1,785

79.7

Wandsworth

1,656

1,271

76.8

1,633

1,203

73.7

1,710

1,268

74.2

Westminster

1,327

1,028

77.5

1,285

966

75.2

1,273

951

74.7

Inner London

20,766

16,330

78.6

20,834

16,093

77.2

21,097

15,965

75.7

Barking and Dagenham

1,712

1,336

78.0

1,686

1,306

77.5

1,699

1,290

75.9

Barnet

3,252

1,880

57.8

3,244

1,730

53.3

3,268

1,724

52.8

Bexley

2,507

1,614

64.4

2,494

1,555

62.3

2,553

1,552

60.8

Brent

2,154

1,505

69.9

2,188

1,424

65.1

2,211

1,473

66.6

Bromley

3,014

1,734

57.5

2,978

1,624

54.5

3,078

1,615

52.5

Croydon

3,264

2,337

71.6

3,227

2,251

69.8

3,165

2,153

68.0

Ealing

2,480

1,781

71.8

2,427

1,628

67.1

2,423

1,627

67.1

Enfield

3,166

2,173

68.6

3,081

2,053

66.6

3,148

2,000

63.5

Greenwich

2,415

1,935

80.1

2,333

1,789

76.7

2,349

1,813

77.2

Harrow

2,082

1,250

60.0

2,074

1,205

58.1

1,994

1,112

55.8

Havering

2,802

1,741

62.1

2,722

1,642

60.3

2,643

1,490

56.4

Hillingdon

2,494

1,743

69.9

2,469

1,633

66.1

2,519

1,627

64.6

Hounslow

2,601

1,787

68.7

2,492

1,592

63.9

2,526

1,609

63.7

Kingston upon Thames

1,315

727

55.3

1,327

681

51.3

1,326

709

53.5

Merton

1,559

1,089

69.9

1,589

1,094

68.8

1,601

1,068

66.7

Redbridge

2,609

1,584

60.7

2,635

1,469

55.7

2,738

1,465

53.5

Richmond upon Thames

1,547

982

63.5

1,437

856

59.6

1,479

857

57.9

Sutton

2,004

1,057

52.7

1,964

958

48.8

2,042

964

47.2

Waltham Forest

2,264

1,698

75.0

2,311

1,674

72.4

2,314

1,658

71.7

Outer London

45,241

29,953

66.2

44,678

28,164

63.0

45,076

27,806

61.7

London

66,007

46,283

70.1

65,512

44,257

67.6

66,173

43,771

66.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England (maintained sector)

537,661

362,671

67.5

527,538

348,045

66.0

533,730

341,930

64.1

200020012002

Local authority

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

City of London

0

0

— 

0

0

0

0

Camden

1,690

1,037

61.4

1,636

986

60.3

1,434

897

62.6

Hackney

1,406

1,086

77.2

1,381

1,043

75.5

1,438

1,100

76.5

Hammersmith and Fulham

1,037

646

62.3

1,052

622

59.1

1,085

631

58.2

Haringey

1,871

1,463

78.2

1,851

1,392

75.2

1,914

1,400

73.1

Islington

1,364

1,125

82.5

1,352

1,068

79.0

1,382

1,078

78.0

Kensington and Chelsea

593

371

62.6

586

346

59.0

573

339

59.2

Lambeth

1,256

998

79.5

1,282

962

75.0

1,262

911

72.2

Lewisham

2,056

1,545

75.1

2,200

1,619

73.6

2,139

1,494

69.8

Newham

2,973

2,285

76.9

2,991

2,135

71.4

2,962

2,057

69.4

Southwark

1,830

1,435

78.4

1,861

1,434

77.1

1,952

1,473

75.5

Tower Hamlets

2,338

1,859

79.5

2,477

1,908

77.0

2,411

1,791

74.3

Wandsworth

1,736

1,194

68.8

1,782

1,172

65.8

1,790

1,122

62.7

Westminster

1,331

965

72.5

1,272

886

69.7

1,309

867

66.2

Inner London

21,481

16,009

74.5

21,723

15,573

71.7

21,651

15,160

70.0

Barking and Dagenham

1,723

1,267

73.5

1,721

1,245

72.3

1,701

1,184

69.6

Barnet

3,304

1,728

52.3

3,399

1,817

53.5

3,428

1,685

49.2

Bexley

2,641

1,563

59.2

2,827

1,720

60.8

2,785

1,620

58.2

Brent

2,319

1,432

61.8

2,356

1,490

63.2

2,626

1,567

59.7

Bromley

2,940

1,465

49.8

3,218

1,725

53.6

3,354

1,647

49.1

Croydon

3,204

2,171

67.8

3,341

2,182

65.3

3,330

2,098

63.0

Ealing

2,422

1,617

66.8

2,383

1,507

63.2

2,451

1,537

62.7

Enfield

3,226

2,098

65.0

3,363

2,104

62.6

3,325

2,049

61.6

Greenwich

2,313

1,783

77.1

2,303

1,749

75.9

2,357

1,769

75.1

Harrow

2,090

1,132

54.2

2,040

1,083

53.1

2,074

1,065

51.4

Havering

2,664

1,450

54.4

2,859

1,534

53.7

2,858

1,523

53.3

Hillingdon

2,505

1,587

63.4

2,632

1,663

63.2

2,606

1,654

63.5

Hounslow

2,569

1,634

63.6

2,620

1,652

63.1

2,596

1,520

58.6

Kingston upon Thames

1,327

633

47.7

1,378

637

46.2

1,390

660

47.5

Merton

1,548

1,039

67.1

1,507

990

65.7

1,571

1,040

66.2

Redbridge

2,901

1,521

52.4

2,810

1,308

46.5

2,879

1,372

47.7

Richmond upon Thames

1,435

840

58.5

1,477

815

55.2

1,470

845

57.5

Sutton

2,039

894

43.8

2,213

1,026

46.4

2,255

962

42.7

Waltham Forest

2,329

1,631

70.0

2,365

1,576

66.6

2,351

1,529

65.0

Outer London

45,499

27,485

60.4

46,812

27,823

59.4

47,407

27,326

57.6

London

66,980

43,494

64.9

68,535

43,396

63.3

69,058

42,486

61.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England (maintained sector)

534,343

335,196

62.7

554,506

343,261

61.9

558,002

337,539

60.5

200320042005

Local authority

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

City of London

0

0

— 

0

0

0

0

Camden

1,420

851

59.9

1,429

817

57.2

1,457

866

59.4

Hackney

1,403

1,031

73.5

1,283

871

67.9

1,292

851

65.9

Hammersmith and Fulham

1,129

648

57.4

1,184

685

57.9

1,147

613

53.4

Haringey

1,981

1,411

71.2

2,150

1,482

68.9

2,090

1,418

67.8

Islington

1,317

1,021

77.5

1,411

1,003

71.1

1,369

960

70.1

Kensington and Chelsea

588

323

54.9

579

315

54.4

575

273

47.5

Lambeth

1,342

938

69.9

1,370

860

62.8

1,380

866

62.8

Lewisham

2,231

1,560

69.9

2,294

1,551

67.6

2,209

1,391

63.0

Newham

3,070

2,021

65.8

3,137

1,957

62.4

3,230

1,930

59.8

Southwark

1,981

1,460

73.7

2,057

1,466

71.3

2,246

1,541

68.6

Tower Hamlets

2,557

1,904

74.5

2,469

1,776

71.9

2,440

1,704

69.8

Wandsworth

1,798

1,131

62.9

1,868

1,151

61.6

1,854

1,089

58.7

Westminster

1,331

837

62.9

1,400

894

63.9

1,377

857

62.2

Inner London

22,148

15,136

68.3

22,631

14,828

65.5

22,666

14,359

63.4

Barking and Dagenham

1,770

1,207

68.2

1,956

1,339

68.5

1,940

1,290

66.5

Barnet

3,486

1,758

50.4

3,549

1,713

48.3

3,391

1,610

47.5

Bexley

2,974

1,719

57.8

3,075

1,715

55.8

3,245

1,768

54.5

Brent

2,646

1,584

59.9

2,644

1,535

58.1

2,604

1,391

53.4

Bromley

3,380

1,746

51.7

3,618

1,860

51.4

3,495

1,705

48.8

Croydon

3,493

2,237

64.0

3,619

2,259

62.4

3,721

2,218

59.6

Ealing

2,681

1,620

60.4

2,682

1,626

60.6

2,581

1,400

54.2

Enfield

3,361

2,073

61.7

3,431

2,040

59.5

3,525

2,035

57.7

Greenwich

2,351

1,731

73.6

2,524

1,780

70.5

2,497

1,649

66.0

Harrow

2,129

1,119

52.6

2,222

1,118

50.3

2,183

1,096

50.2

Havering

2,870

1,442

50.2

3,066

1,501

49.0

3,014

1,515

50.3

Hillingdon

2,671

1,705

63.8

2,933

1,844

62.9

2,933

1,798

61.3

Hounslow

2,641

1,575

59.6

2,642

1,519

57.5

2,623

1,420

54.1

Kingston upon Thames

1,419

591

41.6

1,480

669

45.2

1,489

601

40.4

Merton

1,568

1,004

64.0

1,595

1,020

63.9

1,532

947

61.8

Redbridge

3,009

1,357

45.1

3,016

1,338

44.4

2,972

1,307

44.0

Richmond upon Thames

1,478

766

51.8

1,476

769

52.1

1,491

798

53.5

Sutton

2,326

1,016

43.7

2,628

1,086

41.3

2,474

1,005

40.6

Waltham Forest

2,408

1,578

65.5

2,610

1,737

66.6

2,545

1,619

63.6

Outer London

48,661

27,828

57.2

50,766

28,468

56.1

50,255

27,172

54.1

London

70,809

42,964

60.7

73,397

43,296

59.0

72,921

41,531

57.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England (maintained sector)

572,040

346,077

60.5

590,096

351,633

59.6

583,265

335,905

57.6

20062007

Local authority

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

Number of 15 year old pupils

Number of 15 year olds not gaining 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths

Percentage not gaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

City of London

0

0

 —

0

0

Camden

1,482

810

54.7

1,444

793

54.9

Hackney

1,397

889

63.6

1,323

777

58.7

Hammersmith and Fulham

1,151

588

51.1

1,078

455

42.2

Haringey

2,116

1,392

65.8

2,066

1,300

62.9

Islington

1,468

995

67.8

1,479

932

63

Kensington and Chelsea

584

269

46.1

606

264

43.6

Lambeth

1,406

824

58.6

1,423

838

58.9

Lewisham

2,221

1,318

59.3

2,255

1,344

59.6

Newham

3,307

1,947

58.9

3,316

1,854

55.9

Southwark

2,333

1,536

65.8

2,282

1,408

61.7

Tower Hamlets

2,566

1,707

66.5

2,527

1,610

63.7

Wandsworth

1,847

1,078

58.4

1,793

957

53.4

Westminster

1,395

830

59.5

1,371

746

54.4

Inner London

23,273

14,183

60.9

22,963

13,273

57.8

Barking and Dagenham

2,001

1,249

62.4

2,097

1,275

60.8

Barnet

3,439

1,530

44.5

3,285

1,337

40.7

Bexley

3,217

1,603

49.8

3,290

1,655

50.3

Brent

2,581

1,321

51.2

2,654

1,340

50.5

Bromley

3,584

1,648

46.0

3,484

1,557

44.7

Croydon

3,791

2,183

57.6

3,803

2,126

55.9

Ealing

2,646

1,370

51.8

2,631

1,342

51

Enfield

3,640

2,082

57.2

3,729

1,961

52.6

Greenwich

2,501

1,718

68.7

2,477

1,637

66.1

Harrow

2,150

1,005

46.7

2,209

972

44

Havering

3,059

1,392

45.5

3,072

1,425

46.4

Hillingdon

2,972

1,685

56.7

3,048

1,695

55.6

Hounslow

2,606

1,285

49.3

2,639

1,314

49.8

Kingston upon Thames

1,528

633

41.4

1,497

579

38.7

Merton

1,570

951

60.6

1,611

971

60.3

Redbridge

3,125

1,280

41.0

3,279

1,272

38.8

Richmond upon Thames

1,408

711

50.5

1,460

764

52.3

Sutton

2,522

940

37.3

2,572

908

35.3

Waltham Forest

2,588

1,586

61.3

2,595

1,505

58

Outer London

50,928

26,172

51.4

51,432

25,613

49.8

London

74,201

40,355

54.4

74,395

38,909

52.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England (maintained sector)

593,061

332,453

56.1

599,403

325,476

54.3

1 Figures for 1997 include GCSEs and GNVQs. Figures from 2004 include GCSEs and other equivalent qualifications approved for use pre-16.

2 English and Mathematics refer to GCSE full course only.

3 Includes pupils at maintained schools including CTCs and Academies.