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GCSE

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of Fresh Start schools reached the benchmark of pupils achieving five A* to C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. (244226)

The information is given in the following table. School-level figures for the proportion of pupils achieving five A* to C GCSEs including English and mathematics are not available prior to 2005.

Fresh Start schools reaching the benchmark of 30 per cent. or more of pupils achieving five A* to C GCSEs including English and mathematics

Number of schools

Proportion of Fresh Start schools (Percentage)

2005

1

5.6

2006

2

10.0

2007

4

19.0

2008

9

37.5

Source:

Achievement and Attainment Tables.