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GCSE: Gifted Children

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many gifted and talented pupils (a) eligible for and (b) not eligible for free school meals who obtained level 4 or above in key stage 2 tests in 2003 did not obtain five GCSEs at grade A* to C in 2007. (240601)

In 2007, of the identified gifted and talented pupils in the 2006/07 academic year who attained Level 4 or above in the 2003 Key Stage 2 tests, 3,472 (4.7 per cent.) did not attain five GCSEs at grade A* to C. Of those 562 pupils were eligible for free school meals and 2,910 pupils were not eligible for free school meals.