General Certificate of Secondary Education

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children at Key Stage 4 secured at least five A* to C GCSEs, including mathematics, English, a science and a modern language in each year since 1996; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The information required is given as follows.

Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C including English, mathematics, science and a MFL
1995/96 27.2
1996/97 27.3
1997/98 28.9
1998/99 27.7
1999/2000 28.5
2000/01 29.5
2001/02 29.4
2002/03 28.8
2003/04 28.2
2004/05 28.4
2005/06 25.9
2006/07 24.1
Note:

Figures up to and including 2003/04 are based on 15-year-old pupils (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August). Figures from 2004/05 onwards are based on pupils at the end of key stage 4.

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