General Certificate of Secondary Education

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 21st 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 eligible pupils did not gain

(1) a GCSE in mathematics in each year since 1997;

(2) a GCSE in English in each year since 1997;

(3) a GCSE in mathematics at grade C or above in each year since 1997;

(4) a GCSE in English at grade C or above in each year since 1997;

(5) at least one GCSE, excluding equivalents, in each year since 1997.

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 can be found in the following table.

GCSE achievements of 15-year-old pupils in all schools, based on pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year
Total number of pupils Number who did not achieve A*-C Number who did not achieve A*-G Number not entered for subject
Mathematics
2007 656,432 304,299 62,673 43,946
2006 648,942 307,035 57,547 38,399
2005 636,771 307,945 54,958 35,976
2004 643,560 324,686 58,684 37,558
2003 622,122 323,382 59,986 37,105
2002 606,554 308,765 55,378 37,703
2001 603,318 316,637 57,992 39,466
2000 580,393 310,588 57,819 40,459
1999 580,972 320,311 64,459 44,193
1998 575,210 325,268 74,982 48,328
1997 586,766 336,770 76,522 52,774
English
2007 656,432 269,433 50,205 43,753
2006 648,942 271,091 51,728 42,327
2005 636,771 271,650 53,325 43,134
2004 643,560 284,310 57,573 45,939
2003 622,122 274,583 52,784 44,895
2002 606,554 271,235 54,299 46,355
2001 603,318 278,088 54,573 47,926
2000 580,393 267,808 52,769 47,166
1999 580,972 274,520 55,723 50,799
1998 575,210 283,568 60,504 55,227
1997 586,766 294,590 67,212 53,418
All subjects
2007 656,432 152,944 30,802 23,562
2006 648,942 153,425 31,982 24,601
2005 636,771 154,508 32,778 24,253
2004 643,560 162,999 35,503 26,656
2003 622,122 159,730 33,747 25,844
2002 606,554 154,633 33,324 25,887
2001 603,318 158,567 33,647 26,592
2000 580,393 154,769 32,905 26,875
1999 580,972 160,506 35,597 29,678
1998 575,210 165,465 38,380 30,823
1997 586,766 173,197 45,074 35,232

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