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Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students taking GCSE mathematics in Gillingham and Rainham constituency achieved a pass rate of A* to C in the most recent period for which figures are available; and how many such students continued to study that subject at A-level.

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Nick Gibb (The Minister for Schools; Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Conservative)

Estimates of the number of pupils in Gillingham and Rainham constituency entering and achieving A*-C grades in maths, for the cohort who completed Key Stage 4 in 2007/08, are shown in Table 1 as follows. The number and proportion of these who went on to enter maths AS-levels by 2008/09, and maths A-levels by 2009/10, are shown in Tables 2 and 3 respectively.

Table 1: Number of pupils (1, 2, 3) entering maths GCSE and percentage achieving A*-C grades (4, 5) in Gillingham and Rainham constituency (6) , 2007/08
  Number of pupils:  
GCSE subject Taking maths Achieving A*-C Percentage achieving A*-C grades
Maths 1,088 572 53
Table 2: Number and percentage of pupils (1, 2, 3) achieving maths GCSE at A*-C (4, 5) who entered maths (7) AS-levels by 2008/09
    From GCSE A*-C
    AS-level maths
GCSE subject Number of pupils achieving A*-C Number Percentage of A*-C
Maths 572 44 8
Table 3: Number and percentage of pupils (1, 2, 3) achieving maths GCSE at A*-C (4, 5) who entered maths (7) A-levels by 2009/10
    From GCSE A*-C
    A-level maths
GCSE subject Number of pupils achieving A*-C Number Percentage of A*-C
Maths 572 38 7
(1) Figures do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas. (2) Figures include all maintained schools (including CTCs and academies). (3) Pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in the 2007/08 academic year. (4) Percentage achieving A*- C based on the number of pupils entering each subject. (5) Including attempts and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years. (6) Parliamentary constituency figures are based on the postcode of the school. (7) Includes maths, mechanics, pure, applied, discrete, statistics, further and additional maths. Source: National Pupil Database

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