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General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath, of 21 April 2008, Official Report, columns 1548-49W, on the general certificate of secondary education, which are the nine schools in the 90 to 100 per cent. least deprived catchments with less than 30 per cent. five A* to C GCSEs, including English and mathematics; and if he will make a statement. (203109)

The information requested is set out as follows.

The nine schools located in the 90 to 100 per cent. least deprived catchments with less than 30 per cent. five A* to C GCSEs, including English and Mathematics, in 2007 are listed in the following table:

LA name

School name

Bromley

Kelsey Park Sports College

Buckinghamshire

The Beaconsfield School

Essex

Sawyers Hall College of Science and Technology

Kent

Aylesford School Sports College

New Line Learning Academy1

Richmond-upon-Thames

Scheme School

South Gloucestershire

Bradley Stoke Community School1

Sutton

Stanley Park High School

Wiltshire

St. Joseph’s Catholic School

1 These two schools did not have any 15-year-old pupils in 2007.

The figures excluding schools that did not have any 15-year-old pupils in 2007 are as follows (original figures previously supplied in answer to PQ 198658 on 21 April 2008, Official Report, columns 1548-49W, in brackets):

Schools not achieving target of 30 per cent. of 15-year-old pupils achieving five plus A*-C GCSE and equivalents including English and mathematics, by IMD, 2007

IMD decile1

Total number of schools2

Number of schools with less than 30 per cent. five plus A*-C inc English and maths

Percentage of schools with less than 30 per cent. five plus A*-C inc English and maths

0-10 per cent. most deprived

249 (259)

134 (144)

53.8 (55.6)

10-20 per cent.

299 (309)

118 (129)

39.5 (41.7)

20-30 per cent.

292 (301)

90 (99)

30.8 (32.9)

30-40 per cent.

334 (336)

89 (91)

26.6 (27.1)

40-50 per cent.

339 (351)

62 (74)

18.3 (21.1)

50-60 per cent.

298 (305)

45 (52)

15.1 (17.0)

60-70 per cent.

324 (330)

37 (43)

11.4 (13.0)

70-80 per cent.

293 (297)

31 (35)

10.6 (11.8)

80-90 per cent.

316 (322)

26 (32)

8.2 (9.9)

90-100 per cent. least deprived

302 (304)

7 (9)

2.3 (3.0)

1 Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2004.

2 Including only those maintained mainstream schools with results published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment tables.

Note:

Counting on the basis of 15-year-old pupils, not pupils at the end of Key Stage 4

Source:

School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many eligible pupils did not obtain five GCSEs at any grade, excluding equivalents, in each year since 1997. (203223)

The information for 1998/99 onwards is given as follows. Figures for 1996/97 and 1997/98 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Number of eligible pupils who did not achieve five GCSEs at any grade

Percentage of eligible pupils who did not achieve five GCSEs at any grade

2006/07

100,510

15.5

2005/06

82,278

12.7

2004/05

77,628

12.3

2003/04

77,911

12.1

2002/03

91,320

14.7

2001/02

87,237

14.4

2000/01

85,820

14.2

1999/2000

90,685

15.6

1998/99

98,177

16.9

Notes:

1. From 2004/05 onwards figures relate to pupils at the end of Key Stage 4. Figures in 2002/03 and 2003/04 relate to 15-year-olds pupils (age at start of academic year, ie 31 August 2002).

2. The figures relate to pupils attending all schools.

3. The figures relate to GCSEs only.