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GCSE: History

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible to receive free school meals have been entered for GCSE history in each year since 1997. (284579)

The information available can be found in the following table:

Number and proportion of pupils eligible to receive free school meals who have been entered for GCSE history in each year since 2002

Number

Percentage

2003

15,755

19.4

2004

16,324

19.7

2005

15,348

19.3

2006

14,726

18.9

2007

14,057

18.4

2008

13,338

17.9

Source:

National Pupil Database (NPD).

Figures prior to 2003 are not available on a comparable basis.

The figures for 2003 and 2004 are for pupils aged 15. The figures for 2005-08 are based on pupils at the end of KS4.