GCSE Results

Education and Skills written question – answered on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Labour, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) males and (b) females achieved five A*-C grades at GCSE in 2004; and how many (i) males and (ii) females achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE in the (A) 10 per cent. most deprived wards and (B) 10 per cent. least deprived wards in 2004.

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills

The information provided is the latest available and is shown in the following tables. The information has been provided on two bases—one showing the information based on the location of schools, the other based on the residency of the pupil.

(i) Numbers of males and females achieving 5 or more A*–C Grades at GCSE and equivalents: 2004 (provisional)
All pupils Males Females
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
Based on school location:
All 53.4 158,753 48.4 185,068 58.8
10 per cent. most deprived areas(88) 37.9 8,887 32.9 11,368 43.0
10 per cent. least deprived areas(88) 63.1 26,296 57.6 26,456 68.8
(ii) Numbers of males and females achieving 5 or more A*–C Grades at GCSE and equivalents: 2003 (final)
All pupils Males Females
Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
Based on pupil residency:
All 52.9 152,026 48.0 177,278 58.1
10 per cent. most deprived areas(88) 28.9 8,400 24.2 11,676 33.7
10 per cent. least deprived areas(88) 73.3 19,341 68.2 21,340 78.5

(88) The measure of deprivation used is the 2004 Index of Multiple Deprivation based on Super Output Areas (SOAs), rather than the 2000 Index of Multiple Deprivation based on Wards. The SOAs are a new geography designed by the Office for National Statistics for the collection and publication of small area statistics. They have been designed to provide an improved basis for comparison across the country because the units are more similar in population size.

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