Education and Skills written question – answered on 13th February 2006.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Shadow Minister (Europe)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list secondary schools in England where the percentage contribution of BTEC first diplomas to the percentage of 15-year-olds achieving five plus A* to C grades at GCSE and equivalent was (a) 0.5 to 1 per cent., (b) 1 to 2 per cent., (c) 2 to 5 per cent., (d) 5 to 10 per cent., (e) 10 to 20 per cent., (f) 20 to 30 per cent. and (g) greater than 30 per cent. in 2005.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills

The following table provides the information requested.

Schools where the difference between the proportion of 15-year-olds achieving the equivalent five or more A* to C grades and the proportion of 15-year-olds achieving the equivalent of five or more A* to C grades if BTEC first diploma achievements are ignored
(a) 1 percentage point difference
Writhlington School Bath and North

East Somerset

Vandyke Upper School and Community College Bedfordshire
Longhill High School Brighton and Hove
Patcham House Special School Brighton and Hove
Richard Lander School Cornwall
All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth Dorset
Royal Manor Arts College Dorset
The Causeway School East Sussex
Oaklands Catholic School Hampshire
Knightsfield School Hertfordshire
Rossendale School Lancashire
Cockburn College of Arts Leeds
Joseph Ruston Technology College Lincolnshire
North Kesteven School Lincolnshire
St. Peter and St. Paul, Lincoln's Catholic High

School, A Science College

North Manchester High School for Boys Manchester
Trinity CofE High School Manchester
Ounsdale High School Staffordshire
Wolgarston High School Staffordshire
Cheadle Hulme High School Stockport
Glebelands School Surrey
Rodborough Technology College Surrey
Woolmer Hill Technology College Surrey
Aveling Park School Waltham Forest
Studley High School Warwickshire
(b) 2 percentage points difference
The Cedars Upper School and Community College Bedfordshire
Bishop Challoner Catholic School Birmingham
Holte School Birmingham
Treviglas Community College Cornwall
Staunton Park Community School Hampshire
Caistor Yarborough School Lincolnshire
Middlefield School of Technology Lincolnshire
North Manchester High School for Girls Manchester
Wright Robinson Sports College Manchester
Stoke Damerel Community College Plymouth
Siddal Moor Sports College Rochdale
The Lakelands School and Sports College Shropshire
Broadwater School Surrey
West Hill School Tameside
(c) 3 to 5 percentage points difference
The Roseland Community School Cornwall
Merrill College Derby
Stoke Newington School Hackney
The Canterbury High School Kent
The Charles Dickens School Kent
Glenburn Sports College Lancashire
South Leeds High School Leeds
The City of Lincoln Community College Lincolnshire
Plant Hill High School Manchester
St. Peter's RC High School Manchester
King's Manor School, Specialist Sports College Middlesbrough
Hereford Technology School North East


Wintringham School North East


Wyvern Community School North Somerset
Norton College North Yorkshire
Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports


Sir Bernard Lovell School South Gloucestershire
Pennywell School Sunderland
Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate Girls School Tower Hamlets
Ashton-on-Mersey School Trafford
Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School Warrington
(d) 6 to 10 percentage points difference
The Vyne Community School Hampshire
Upper Avon School Wiltshire
Failsworth School Oldham
Stourport High School-Language College Worcestershire
BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology Croydon
Northumberland Park Community School Haringey
Lordswood Boys' School Birmingham
Kings Heath Boys Mathematics and Computing


Thornton Grammar School Bradford
John Spence Community High School North Tyneside
(e) 11 to 20 percentage points difference
Tulketh Community Sports College Lancashire
Swan Valley Community School Kent
Our Lady and St. Chad Catholic School Wolverhampton


1. In no schools was the difference greater than 14 percentage points.

2. Data are for all published schools.

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