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GCSE

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible to sit a (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science GCSE in 2007 were not entered for an examination in each subject. (286383)

The information is shown in the following table:

GCSE attempts of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4: England 2006-07

Subject

Number of pupils eligible for subject

Number of pupils entered for subject

Number of pupils not entered for subject

Mathematics

649,200

616,900

32,300

English

649,200

619,500

29,700

Science

649,200

599,700

49,500

* All figures to nearest 100.

These figures are derived from the Statistical First Release: GCSE and Equivalent Examination Results in England 2006-07 (Revised) at:

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