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Foreign Languages: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible to receive free school meals attained a GCSE in (a) German, (b) French and (c) Spanish in the latest year for which figures are available. (243100)

The information available is given in the following table:

Pupils in England eligible to receive free school meals who attained a GCSE in 2007 in the relevant language

Number

Percentage

German

3,532

4.6

French

11,533

15.0

Spanish

3,114

4.1

Source:

National Pupil Database.