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GCSE: Disadvantaged

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals achieved (a) one or more A to G grades, (b) three or more A to C grades and (c) three or more A grades at A-level in 2003. (318939)

Figures for 2003 are shown in the following table:

Pupils eligible for free school meals achieving

Number

Percentage

(a) one or more A to E grades

4,610

93.4

(b) three or more A to C grades

845

17.1

(c) three or more A grades

94

1.9

Percentages indicated are of all students eligible for free school meals who were entered for at least one GCEA/CE/Applied A Level and Double Awards in 2003.

The figures relate to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August 2002) in maintained schools only who were eligible for free school meals. The figures do not include the achievement of students in further education sector colleges previously eligible for free school meals.