General Certificate of Secondary Education

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who gained five GCSEs at A*-C in 2007 gained a good GCSE in (a) English, (b) mathematics, (c) science, (d) a modern foreign language and (e) either history or geography.

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)

In 2007, 402,411 pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieved 5+ A*-C at GCSE and equivalent. Of these, the numbers and percentages of pupils gaining an A*-C GCSE in the subjects listed is given in the following table.

Number Percentage
English 388,198 96.5
Mathematics 352,909 87.7
Science 331,114 82.3
Modern Foreign Language 198,382 49.3
Either Geography or History 221,131 55.0

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