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GCSE: Greater Manchester

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in schools in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester Central constituency gained five GCSEs at grades A* to C or equivalent in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009. (322294)

The information requested is given in the following table:

GCSE and equivalents1 results for pupils2 attending schools3 in Manchester local authority and Manchester Central constituency

1997

20096

Number of pupils5

Percentage of pupils gaining 5+ A*-C

Number of pupils5

Percentage of pupils gaining 5+ A*-C

Manchester Central constituency

508

28.5

384

66.7

Manchester local authority

3,959

26.3

4,685

62.6

England4

586,766

45.1

634,507

70.0

1 From 2004 results incorporate GCSEs, GNVQs and a range of other qualifications approved pre-16. Prior to 2004 results are based on GCSEs and GNVQs only.

2 From 2006 figures are for pupils at the end of key stage 4. Prior to 2006 results are based on pupils aged 15.

3 Includes pupils attending all maintained schools (including Academies and City Technology Colleges) and from 2000 does not include pupils recently arrived from overseas.

4 England figures also include independent schools as well as hospital schools and PRUs.

5 Number of pupils on roll aged 15 at the start of the academic year or at the end of key stage 4.

6 Revised data.

Source:

School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables