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GCSE

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at how many maintained mainstream schools (a) 50 per cent. or more and (b) 75 per cent. or more of pupils did not attain any GCSE grades higher than a D in the latest period for which figures are available. (241872)

In 38 maintained mainstream schools 50 per cent. or more of the pupils did not attain any GCSE and equivalent grades higher than a D in 2007/08.

No maintained mainstream schools have 75 per cent. or more of the pupils who did not attain any GCSE and equivalent grades higher than a D in 2007/08.

These figures relate to GCSE and equivalent and based on pupils at the end of KS4 in all maintained mainstream schools.

Only schools with 10 or more pupils are included in the answer.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many schools less than 30 per cent. of eligible pupils achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in the last 12 months, broken down by decile of income deprivation affecting children indices. (251049)

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Number of schools1, 2 where fewer than 30 per cent. of pupils3 achieved five or more A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and mathematics by IDACI decile4, 2007/085, 6

IDACI Decile4 (percentage)

Number of schools where fewer than 30 per cent. of eligible pupils achieved 5+ A*-C at GCSE including English and maths in 2007/08

0-10—most deprived

78

10-20

86

20-30

74

30-40

50

40-50

45

50-60

25

60-70

36

70-80

25

80-90

11

90-100—least deprived

10

Total

440

1 Including only those maintained mainstream schools with results published in the 2008 Achievement and Attainment tables.

2 Including city technology colleges and academies.

3 Pupils at the end of key stage 4.

4 2007 Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index at Super Output Area level based on the location of the school.

5 Figures are based on revised data.

6 Includes attempts and achievements in previous academic years.