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Schools: Assessments

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what percentage of mainstream maintained schools did not enter any pupils for (a) a GCSE and (b) an A-level in history in each year since 2005; (227387)

(2) how many and what percentage of mainstream maintained schools did not enter any pupils for (a) a GCSE and (b) an A-level in geography in each year since 2005.

145 mainstream maintained schools did not enter any pupils for an A-level in history in 2006/07. This was 8 per cent. of mainstream maintained schools.

264 mainstream maintained schools did not enter any pupils for an A-level in geography in 2006/07. This was 15 per cent. of mainstream maintained schools.

Figures for GCSE and other years are not readily available and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.