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GCSE: North East

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils (a) were persistent absentees and (b) obtained five GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and mathematics at each maintained secondary school in (i) Newcastle upon Tyne, (ii) the County of Northumberland and (iii) North Tyneside and Gateshead in (A) 2007 and (B) 2008. (302457)

The main way school level information is published is in the Secondary School Achievement and Attainment Tables on the Department’s website at the following links:

2007 07.shtml

2008 08.shtml

User-friendly Excel versions have also been placed in the House Libraries.

The 2009 Secondary School Achievement and Attainment Tables will be published in January 2010.

School level ‘persistent absence’ figures were first published in 2008. The 2007 tables give figures relating to ‘unauthorised absence’.