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Education

Volume 649: debated on Thursday 15 November 2018

Plymouth Challenge for Schools

The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on the Plymouth Challenge for Schools on 6 November 2018.

As the hon. Gentleman will know, outcomes at secondary level are mixed. In 2018, 40.4% of students in Plymouth entered the English baccalaureate, which is a core group of academic GCSEs—English, maths, at least two sciences, a language and a humanity. That figure outstrips the national average of 35.1% and is 1.5 percentage points higher than the figure for Plymouth in 2014.

[Official Report, 6 November 2018, Vol. 648, c. 490WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for School Standards:

An error has been identified in the speech I gave during the debate on the Plymouth Challenge for Schools.

The correct statement should have been:

As the hon. Gentleman will know, outcomes at secondary level are mixed. In 2018, 40.4% of students in Plymouth entered the English baccalaureate, which is a core group of academic GCSEs—English, maths, at least two sciences, a language and a humanity. That figure outstrips the national average of 38.5% and is 1.5 percentage points higher than the figure for Plymouth in 2014.