To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
(1) how many pupils eligible to sit (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science GCSEs in 2007 were not entered for an examination in each subject;
(2) how many pupils did not gain a GCSE in (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) science in the last period for which figures are available.
The following table shows how many pupils at the end of key stage 4 were eligible to sit GCSEs in English, mathematics and science in 2007, and of these pupils how many were not entered for the exams or did not gain a GCSE in these exams.
|Subject||Number of eligible pupils||Number of eligible pupils not entered for an examination||Number of eligible pupils attempting examination but not achieving an A*-G grade|
These figures can be derived from figures in tables 1 and 10 of the Statistical First Release 'GCSE and Equivalent Examination Results in England, 2006/07 (Revised)', available at: