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

(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.

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 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
English 649,200 29,700 9,000
Mathematics 649,200 32,300 18,900
Science 649,200 49,500 13,500

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:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000768/index.shtml.

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