The Department intends to publish the parliamentary constituency-level data on GCSE and equivalent results for the year 2008-09 approximately three to four weeks after the publication of the Achievement and Attainment Tables, which are scheduled for publication in January 2010.
We have checked the care matters ministerial stocktake report and press notice. The report correctly said:
“In 2008 14 per cent. of children in care achieved 5 A*-C at GCSE (2008)—double the figure of 7 per cent. in 2000”. But the press notice included an error which said:
“In just two years the number of young people achieving good GCSEs has doubled”.
We have corrected the press release online.