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Gcse And Gnvq Point Score Comparisons

Volume 591: debated on Thursday 9 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the average scores, as well as the maxima, the minima, the medians, the upper and lower quartiles and the pupil-weighted mean and standard deviations (all rounded to three decimal places) of:

  • (a) the total GCSE point scores per pupil in 1993 and 1997 of (i) all schools and (ii) all maintained schools, when they are ranked by their scores: and
  • (b) the total GCSE/GNVQ point scores per pupil in 1997 of (i) all schools and (ii) all maintained schools when they are ranked by their scores;
  • using the GNVQ point score system currently adopted by the Department for Education and Employment. [HL2548]

    The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment
    (Baroness Blackstone)

    The information requested in respect of GCSE and GCSE/GNVQ point scores per 15 year-old pupil is shown in the following tables.

    (a) GCSE point scores for 1993 and 1997
    (i) All schools(ii) All maintained schools
    1993199719931997
    Average score33.10635.82431.74534.870
    Maximum133.000107.000131.000107.000
    Minimum0.0000.0000.0000.000
    Median34.00037.00033.00036.000
    Upper quartile48.00051.00046.00049.000
    Lower quartile18.00021.00017.00021.000
    Mean deviation16.16516.69815.61816.044
    Standard deviation19.19520.09718.57619.359
    (b) GCSE/GNVQ point scores for 1997
    (i) All schools(ii) All maintained schools
    Average score35.89334.944
    Maximum107.000107.000
    Minimum0.0000.000
    Median38.00036.000
    Upper quartile51.00050.000
    Lower quartile21.00021.000
    Mean deviation16.70616.057
    Standard deviation20.10819.375