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GCSE

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) ineligible for free school meals did not sit GCSE examinations in five or more subjects in (i) 2008, (ii) 2007, (iii) 2006 and (iv) 2005. (296435)

Pupils at the end of key stage 4 who did not sit GCSE or equivalent examinations in five or more subjectsFSM pupilsNon-FSM pupilsNumberPercentageNumberPercentage200510,95013.823,8294.8200610,91114.025,4564.9200710,56913.826,2035.020088,70411.721,7164.2 Note:These figures have been derived from the National Pupil Database and cover pupils at the end of key stage 4 in maintained schools only.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in receipt of free school meals achieved five GCSEs, including a science, mathematics, English and history in (a) 1997, (b) 2003, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009. (299010)