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GCSE

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils achieved GCSEs grades A* to C including English and mathematics in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north-east and (d) nationwide in each year since 1997; (249468)

(2) how many pupils achieved at least five GCSEs at grades A* to C in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north-east and (d) nationwide in each year since 1997.

The requested information for pupils achieving at least five GCSEs or equivalent at grades A* to C and at least five GCSEs or equivalent at grades A* to C including English and mathematics are provided in the following tables. Information about GCSE or equivalent attainment including English and mathematics for years prior to 2005 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Pupils1 at maintained schools achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths at GCSE and equivalent

Jarrow parliamentary constituency2

South Tyneside local authority district2

North-east region2

England

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

20083

453

45.4

833

42.6

14,421

44.9

287,985

48.3

2007

470

43.5

878

41.9

13,646

41.9

274,811

45.9

2006

398

40.4

791

39.5

12,807

40.4

261,332

44.1

2005

334

35.2

663

34.3

11,805

38.1

248,169

42.6

1 Data are based on pupils at the end of key stage 4.

2 Pupils attending schools located in the area.

3 Data are revised.

Pupils1 at maintained schools achieving five or more A* to C grades at GCSE and equivalent2

Jarrow parliamentary constituency3

South Tyneside local authority district3

North-east region3

England

UK4

Number

%

Number

%

Number

%

Number

%

Number

%

20084

648

65.0

1,255

64.2

21,322

66.4

384,400

64.5

n/a

n/a

2007

653

60.4

1,242

59.3

19,728

60.6

359,753

60.1

476,835

61.3

2006

552

56.0

1,112

55.5

18,199

57.4

340,481

57.5

456,680

59.0

2005

497

52.4

1,000

51.7

16,616

53.6

320,591

55.0

432,894

57.0

2004

466

45.3

912

45.2

15,793

48.8

306,939

52.1

418,158

54.2

2003

430

40.6

894

43.5

14,985

46.8

296,497

51.3

409,420

53.5

2002

451

42.7

903

42.2

14,061

44.3

276,245

49.5

394,894

52.5

2001

447

42.3

789

39.1

13,525

42.5

265,507

47.9

375,135

51.0

2000

378

39.9

723

39.3

12,694

41.7

250,937

47.1

354,300

50.4

1999

395

41.5

728

39.8

12,056

39.3

243,871

45.6

341,003

49.1

1998

357

38.1

672

36.9

11,279

37.1

231,223

43.8

328,818

47.5

1997

373

38.8

668

35.7

11,492

36.8

228,655

42.5

291,686

46.2

n/a = not available

1 From 2005 onwards, data are based on pupils at the end of key stage 4. Pre-2005, data are based on pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year.

2 From 1997 includes GNVQ equivalences and from 2004 other equivalences approved for use pre-16.

3 Pupils attending schools located in the area.

4 UK figures include all schools.

5 Data are revised.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils in (a) England and (b) South West Bedfordshire constituency achieved five A* to C GCSE passes including English and mathematics in 2008. (249626)

[holding answer 20 January 2009]: The information requested is shown in the following table:

Percentage of pupils1 achieving five or more A* to C GCSE passes including English and Mathematics at GCSE and equivalent, 2007/08

South West Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency2

Bedfordshire local authority

England3

2007/084

48.2

49.3

47.6

1 Figures are based on pupils at the end of Key Stage 4.

2 Pupils attending maintained schools located in South West Bedfordshire Constituency.

3 Figures include all schools.

4 Figures are based on revised data.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of 16 year olds achieved at least one GCSE at grade (a) A*, (b) A, (c) C and (d) D in (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) science (dual award), (iv) geography, (v) history and (vi) science (single award) in each of the last 10 years. (249931)

Information on the attainment of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in years 2005 to 2008, and information on the GCSE attainment of pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year who sat examinations in 1999 to 2004, can be found on the Department for Children, Schools and Families website. Links to the appropriate pages are provided as follows.

Examination year

Web link

Table number

2008

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000826/index.shtml

13

2007

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000768/index.shtml

13

2006

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000702/index.shtml

13

2005

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000664/index.shtml

13

2004

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgatewav/DB/SFR/s000585/index.shtml

12

2003

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000474/index.shtml

9

2002

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000377/index.shtml

9

2001

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SBU/b000334/index.shtml

6

2000

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SBU/b000266/index.shtml

7

1999

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SBU/b000163/index.shtml

7