Barry Sheerman: ...up and down our land are desperate to get into apprenticeships, but they cannot, because they cannot get their GCSEs in English and maths? When will the Government introduce a practical maths GCSE to unblock that blockage? Will he persuade them to do that?
Marie Rimmer: ...She is presently studying grade 7 and was on course to reach grade 8 by the time she leaves school. However, owing to funding cuts, her school principal tells me it is no longer viable to run the music GCSE course, leaving Lucy and other children absolutely devastated. I hope the cuts do not spread out and affect our search for funding towards our theatre in Prescot in Knowsley. Instead of...
Nick Gibb: Between 2012 and 2015, entries for Chinese GCSE in England increased by 34%. We introduced the Mandarin Excellence Programme this year for highly motivated pupils. It has started in 14 schools with more to follow over the next two years. The programme will result in at least 5,000 young people heading towards a high level of fluency in Mandarin by 2020.
Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools with sixth forms there are where the proportion of students achieving GCSE A*-C in English and A*-C in mathematics is lower than the national average in each respective subject.
Will Quince: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment her Department has made of the trends in the level of uptake of (a) creative, (b) artistic and (c) technical subjects at GCSE since June 2015.
Jonathan Lord: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of looked-after children in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey, (c) the South East and (d) the UK have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade A* to C in each year since 2010.
Jonathan Lord: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children who receive free school meals in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey, (c) the South East and (d) the UK have achieved at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C in each year since 2010.
Nick Gibb: Primary and secondary schools can choose to teach the Welsh language to pupils if there is sufficient demand. It is possible for a pupil in England to take privately a Welsh language GCSE offered in Wales if an examination centre is willing to enter them. This will include a revised Welsh Second Language GCSE available for first teaching from September 2017.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which 20 secondary schools have had the biggest improvement in GCSE results over the last 15 years.
Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...Andrews, the evidence shows that grammar schools provide good results for those who attend them. Looking at the raw exam results, almost all pupils in selective schools—96.7%—gain five or more A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and mathematics, compared with 56.7% at non-selective schools.
Graham Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children obtained five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and mathematics in (a) selective, (b) partially selective and (c) comprehensive local authority areas in the last year for which data is available; and what that proportion was by ethnic group in each of those categories.
Graham Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children achieved (a) five A* to C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics and (b) two or more A grades at A-level nationally; and what proportion of children achieved such grades in (i) selective, (ii) partially selective and (iii) comprehensive local education authority areas in the most recent year for which data is...
Graham Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in (a) England and (b) Northern Ireland achieved five A* to C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics in the last five years for which data is available.
Tania Mathias: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who have not achieved at least a C grade in English and mathematics GCSE will be required to resit those exams as many times as it takes them to achieve that grade.
Tania Mathias: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional resources are being provided for post-16 students who are required to resit English and mathematics GCSEs.
Pat Sheehan: ..., under the auspices of the West Belfast Partnership Board, and was conducted by academics from Dublin City University. Jennifer McCann referred to the results of such an approach: an increase of 14·3% at GCSE level among children on free school meals. The district inspector from the Education and Training Inspectorate, Dr Paddy Shevlin, described that as spectacular, and it is...
Barry McElduff: ...'s understanding of related matters. Of course, physical education is a compulsory element of the revised curriculum for all pupils from foundation stage, which is preschool, to Key Stage 4, which is GCSE. Schools are encouraged to provide at least two hours of PE every week. The delivery of all aspects of the curriculum is, however, a matter for schools. The Department does not compel...
Nick Gibb: Key Stage 4 attainment data from 2009/10 to 2014/15 is published for Northamptonshire and at national level as part of the ‘Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England’ statistical first release. Key Stage 2 attainment data for 2016 is published for Northamptonshire and at national level as part of the ‘National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2016...
Tania Mathias: ...Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of schools and sixth form colleges not accepting students who have failed to achieve a C grade in English and mathematics GCSE on availability of places for students who are required to resit those examinations.
Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils at maintained comprehensive schools achieved five A*-C grade GCSEs in each of the last five years.