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General Certificate of Secondary Education: Eastbourne

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of eligible pupils passed five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C in Eastbourne constituency in each of the last 10 years. (248827)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Percentage of pupils1 achieving 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE and equivalent2

Eastbourne parliamentary constituency3

Eastbourne local authority district

England4

2007/085

67.1

66.3

65.3

2006/07

63.9

62.6

61.4

2005/06

57.8

58.2

59.0

2004/05

55.7

57.0

56.3

2003/04

52.0

50.5

53.7

2002/03

46.0

43.5

52.9

2001/02

43.6

41.5

51.6

2000/01

45.4

42.6

50.0

1999/2000

47.4

46.6

49.2

1998/99

48.7

46.1

47.9

1997/98

44.5

43.6

46.3

1 Figures for 2005/06 onwards are based on pupils at the end of Key Stage 4. Data for previous years are based on pupils aged 15-years old at the start of the academic year.

2 From 1997/98 includes GNVQ equivalences and from 2003/04 other equivalences approved for use pre-16.

3 Pupils attending maintained schools located in Eastbourne constituency.

4 Figures for England include all schools.

5 Figures for 2007/08 are based on revised data.