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General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils did not gain a GCSE at (a) C grade or above, (b) D grade or above and (c) E grade or above in 2008; (228685)

(2) how many pupils did not obtain five A* to G grades at GCSE, excluding equivalents, in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008;

(3) how many pupils did not obtain any GCSEs, excluding equivalents, in 2008.

The information requested for 2008 is given in the following table. This information is based on provisional statistics and schools are currently checking their results and providing amendments as part of the annual results checking exercise.

Number

Percentage

Did not obtain five A*-G

89,039

13.6

Did not obtain one A*-C

137,379

21.0

Did not obtain one A*-D

76,320

11.7

Did not obtain one A*-E

44,733

6.8

Did not obtain one A*-G

24,636

3.8

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 14 October, Official Report, column 1123W, for information of the number of pupils who did not obtain five GCSEs at grades A*-G in 2007.