Key Stage 3

Education and Skills written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of 14-year-olds achieved (a) level 5 and (b) level 6 at Key Stage 3 in teacher assessments for non-core subjects in each year since 1997.

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

The following table gives the percentage of pupils achieving level 5 and level 6 in each of the KS3 non-core teacher assessments since 1997. The 2006 data are not yet available.

Percentage of pupils achieving level 5
Design and technology ICT History Geography Modern foreign languages Art Music Physical education
1997 33 32 23 29 21 n/a n/a n/a
1998 35 34 29 29 22 n/a n/a n/a
1999 35 34 29 30 19 n/a n/a n/a
2000 37 36 32 32 26 n/a n/a n/a
2001 38 37 33 32 28 36 38 40
2002 39 39 33 33 29 37 40 43
2003 40 41 34 34 30 39 42 44
2004 41 43 35 35 30 39 43 45
2005 42 45 36 36 31 41 44 47
Percentage of pupils achieving level 6
Design and Technology ICT History Geography Modern foreign languages Art Music Physical education
1997 19 15 14 20 6 n/a n/a n/a
1998 20 18 20 20 7 n/a n/a n/a
1999 17 17 17 18 5 n/a n/a n/a
2000 22 21 21 22 9 n/a n/a n/a
2001 23 21 22 22 14 27 18 22
2002 23 22 22 22 15 26 18 23
2003 24 21 23 23 15 26 19 23
2004 24 20 23 24 16 26 19 23
2005 24 20 24 24 17 25 19 24

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