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GCSE

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of students (a) with special educational needs and (b) whose first language is not English gained (i) five GCSEs including English and mathematics at grades A* to C, (ii) five GCSEs at grades A* to G and (iii) at least one GCSE pass in each year since 1997; (310562)

(2) how many and what proportion of students eligible for free school meals gained (a) five GCSEs including English and mathematics at grades A* to C, (b) five GCSEs at grades A* to G and (c) at least one GCSE pass in each year since 2002.

[holding answer 13 January 2010]: Information on pupil attainment linked to their characteristics was not recorded before 2002, therefore the requested information for 1997 to 2001 is not available. All the requested information has been published for 2006 to 2009, with some elements published for earlier years.

The requested information for the years 2006 to 2009 is published on the departmental website at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000900/SFR34_2009FinalUpdated.xls

The available information for 2005 is published on the departmental website at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000640/index.shtml

The available information for 2004 is published on the departmental website at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000564/index.shtml

The available information for the years 2002 and 2003 is published on the departmental website at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000448/index.shtml

Measure (i), five GCSEs including English and mathematics at grades A* to C, is available for 2005-09.

Measure (ii), five GCSEs at grades A* to G, is available for 2002, 2003 and 2006 to 2009.

Measure (iii), at least one GCSE pass, is available for 2004-09.

In addition, the number of pupils achieving no GCSE passes is available for 2002 and 2003.