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Schools: Essex

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils in schools in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point obtained five GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009; (318090)

(2) how many 11-year-olds in schools in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point attained level 4 or above in Key Stage 2 in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009;

(3) how many 14-year-olds in schools in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point obtained level 5 or above in Key Stage 3 in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009;

(4) if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Castle Point constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to his Department's policies since 1997.

Since 1997 the Government have transformed education and child care with improved outcomes for children and young people. Figures showing the performance at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and at GCSE and equivalents in Castle Point constituency and Essex local authority are given in the following tables.

Key Stage 2 results of 11-year-old pupils attending schools in the Castle Point constituency and Essex local authority

Number of eligible pupils

Number of pupils gaining level 4 and above

Percentage of pupils gaining level 4 and above1

1997

20092

1997

20092

1997

20092

Castle Point

English

1,085

1,003

730

786

67

78

Maths

1,085

1,003

643

774

59

77

Science

1,085

1,003

726

866

67

86

Essex

English3

18,378

15,427

11,575

12,354

63

80

Maths3

18,432

15,426

11,320

12,163

61

79

Science3

18,426

15,427

12,335

13,674

67

89

England

English

573,641

565,132

359,860

453,044

62

80

Maths

573,922

565,129

352,800

445,625

61

79

Science

573,959

565,201

391,685

499,192

68

88

1 Includes pupils attending all maintained schools (including academies and city technology colleges). 2 Revised data. 3 1997 LA data is not directly comparable with 2009 LA data due to local government reorganisation in 1998. Source: School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables.

Key Stage 3 results of 14-year-old pupils attending schools in the Castle Point constituency and Essex local authority

Number of eligible pupils

Number of pupils gaining level 5 and above

Percentage of pupils gaining level 5 and above1

1997

20082

1997

20082

1997

20082

Castle Point

English

1,221

1,250

811

954

66

76

Maths

1,221

1,249

753

951

62

76

Science

1,221

1,248

689

872

56

70

Essex

English3

17,641

16,639

10,428

12,665

59

76

Maths3

17,670

16,655

11,217

13,039

63

78

Science3

17,686

16,674

10,960

12,199

62

73

England

English

541,744

591,634

310,578

437,798

57

74

Maths

543,745

592,145

324,615

453,921

60

77

Science

543,869

592,105

326,852

423,960

60

72

1 Includes pupils attending all maintained schools (including academies and city technology colleges). 2 Key Stage 3 Tests were discontinued after 2008. From 2009 National Curriculum Assessment at Key Stage 3 is based on teacher assessments. 3 1997 LA data is not directly comparable with 2009 LA data due to local government reorganisation in 1998. Source: School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables and National Pupil Database.

GCSE and equivalents1 results for pupils2 attending schools3 in the Castle Point constituency and Essex local authority

Number of eligible pupils

Number of pupils gaining

Percentage of pupils gaining

1997

20094

1997

20094

1997

20094

Castle Point

5+ A*-C

1,201

1,239

503

831

41.9

67.1

5+ A*-G

1,201

1,239

1,087

1,173

90.5

94.7

Essex

5+ A*-C5

17,914

16,136

7,994

11,006

44.6

68.2

5+ A*-G5

17,914

16,136

15,943

15,039

89.0

93.2

England

5+ A*-C

537,661

576,430

228,646

403,501

42.5

70.0

5+ A*-G

537,661

576,430

467624

540,115

87.0

93.7

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 Revised data. 5 1997 LA data is not directly comparable with 2009 LA data due to local government reorganisation in 1998. Source: School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables.

Further information by constituency is available on the Department's “In Your Area” website:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/inyourarea

The information available at constituency level includes the number of specialist schools, number of operational academies, number of teaching assistants and other support staff, number of teachers and pupil:teacher ratios. Where information is not available at constituency level it has been provided at local authority level including the number of free early education places taken up by three and four-year-olds, number of full-time and part-time entrants to higher education institutions aged 18 to 20, the average A level point score per candidate and per entry together with the percentage of people of working age qualified to at least level 2 and percentage of people of working age qualified to level 4 and above.

Additional information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.