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General Certificate of Secondary Education: Enfield

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children in Enfield North achieved more than eight A to C grades in GCSE examinations in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. (178809)

The percentage of pupils in Enfield North who achieved more than eight A*-C grades in GCSE examinations in 1996/97 was 15.8 per cent. The figure for 2006/07 was 31.7 per cent.

The figure for England in 1996/97 was 21.8 per cent. and the 2006/07 figure was 39.3 per cent.

These figures relate to 15-year-olds (age at the start of the academic year, i.e. 31 August) in maintained schools. The 2006/07 figures include a wider range of qualifications (on a basis equivalent to GCSEs).