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Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment (10 April 2014)

Tom Brake: ...Norman Lamb), who is responsible for care services, hopes to meet representatives from the Thalidomide Trust to discuss the matter further. My hon. Friend praised Westcliff high school for girls in his constituency, which has the second-best GCSE results in the country. I congratulate the school. In 2013, 100% of pupils achieved five or more A to C grades. The school cannot do any better,...

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: ...in the absence statistical first release for each year1. We know from evidence that pupils who have regular attendance at school are four times more likely to achieve five or more A*-C grades at GCSE including English and maths than those pupils who are persistently absent2. This is why the Department for Education reduced the threshold at which pupils are classified as being persistently...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...noble Baroness, Lady Coussins, acknowledged, from September 2014, primary schools will be required to teach a foreign language at key stage 2. Thanks to the English baccalaureate, modern languages GCSE entries are improving. The Government have prioritised higher education funding for modern language courses to ensure the continued availability of language study in higher education...

Written Ministerial Statements — Education: Qualifications Reform (9 April 2014)

Michael Gove: ..., early modern and modern history—rather than focusing only on modern world history, as too many students do now. Greater emphasis has been placed on British history, which will account for 40% of GCSE rather than 25%, as now; balanced by an increase in the number of geographical areas studied, and an explicit expectation that students will study the wider world. The new GCSE is also...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: GCSEs (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of pupils in English schools were entered for music GCSE in each of the last 4 years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: GCSEs (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of pupils in English schools were entered for drama GCSE in each of the last 4 years.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Education: Qualification Reform (9 April 2014)

Lord Nash: ..., early modern and modern history—rather than focusing only on modern world history, as too many students do now. Greater emphasis has been placed on British history, which will account for 40% of GCSE rather than 25%, as now, balanced by an increase in the number of geographical areas studied, and an explicit expectation that students will study the wider world. The new GCSE is also...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: New Clause 4 — Report on increasing the additional rate of income tax to 50% (8 April 2014)

David Gauke: ..., let us look at what some Labour politicians have said. The noble Lord Myners, a former Treasury Minister, has said: “The economic logic behind Ed Balls’s thinking would not get him a pass at GCSE economics,” and that “Ed Balls takes us back to old Labour and the politics of envy.” Lord Jones, the former trade Minister in a Labour Government, described the...

Education: Black British Students — Question (8 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Benjamin: ...minority students are outperforming white students. Can my noble friend the Minister tell the House what is being done to ensure that Caribbean-heritage students are attaining the Government’s GCSE benchmark and going on to further and higher education? How is the Education Endowment Foundation being encouraged to use its substantial government funds to address this problem?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Unauthorised Absence (7 April 2014)

Lord Nash: We know from evidence that pupils who have regular attendance at school are four times more likely to achieve five or more A*-C grades at GCSE including English and maths than those pupils who are persistently absent. This is why the Department for Education reduced the threshold at which pupils are classified as being persistently absent, from 20 to 15 per cent of school missed. This measure...

Written Answers — Wales: GCSE and A-levels (3 April 2014)

Stephen Mosley: ..., (b) further mathematics, (c) physics, (d) chemistry and (e) biology in (i) Flintshire council area and (ii) Wrexham council area in (A) 2009 and (B) 2013; (2) how many students obtained eight GCSE B grades or above in (a) Flintshire council area and (b) Wrexham council area in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2013.

International Roma Day — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

The Bishop of St Albans: ...literacy at the same time as focusing on education. The report, They Go the Extra Mile, produced by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, pointed out that Roma pupils have the lowest attainment rate of any ethnic group at GCSE and that the highest rates of formal and legal exclusion were for children from Roma, Irish Traveller and Caribbean backgrounds. The level of fixed-term...

Written Answers — Education: GCSE: Cheshire (2 April 2014)

Stephen Mosley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students obtained eight GCSE B grades or above in (a) City of Chester constituency and (b) Cheshire West and Chester council area in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2013.

Written Answers — Education: Literacy (2 April 2014)

David Laws: ...nationally for the last 10 years are published in the 'GCSE and equivalent results' SFR. A copy is placed in the House Library. Key stage 2 reading and writing figures for earlier years and English GCSE figures at local authority level could be provided only at disproportionate cost. 1 These figures are published in the “National curriculum assessments at key stage 2”...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Religious Education (2 April 2014)

Lord Nash: ...are available for high quality RE teaching. In addition, as part of reforms to non-EBacc subjects, Ofqual is considering how it could improve the content and rigour of the Religious Studies GCSE.

Written Answers — Education: GCSE: Brigg (31 March 2014)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children received A* to C grades in GCSE (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) geography and (d) sciences in Brigg and Goole constituency in each year since May 2010.

Written Answers — Education: Schools: Finance (31 March 2014)

David Laws: ...constituency. Years: 2009/10 to 2012/13 (revised)3. Coverage: England4, state-funded schools (including Academies and CTCs)     No. of eligible pupils1 No. achieving an grade A*-C in GCSE mathematics %5 achieving an A*-C grade in GCSE mathematics No. achieving an grade A*-C in GCSE English %5 achieving an A*-C grade in GCSE English No. achieving an grade A*-C in GCSE...

Apprenticeships — Question for Short Debate (26 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: ...on science, technology and engineering—the so-called STEM subjects. In a debate in your Lordships’ House last week, the accusation was made that music and drama classes were being cut back severely and that the number taking art GCSE had fallen by 14% between 2010 and 2013. The fear is that pupils who might not aspire to university could be denied the creative input that might...

Written Answers — Education: Truancy (25 March 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: From the 2011/12 absence data, we know that pupils who have regular attendance at school are four times more likely to achieve five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths, than those pupils who are persistently absent. Persistent absence has fallen by 15% under this Government, from 392,305 pupils missing 15% of school time in 2010/11 to 333,850 in 2011/12. The former...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: Numeracy (25 March 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...build successful careers and support their families, We have put maths (and English) at the heart of our reforms to further education and we continue to fully fund maths courses up to and including GCSE, to help adults achieve their first Level 2 qualification. We are improving the quality of the maths teaching workforce, rewarding the best providers and ensuring learners are stretched to...

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