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GCSE: Gifted Children

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 25th February 2009.

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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 gifted and talented pupils (a) eligible for and (b) not eligible for free school meals who obtained level 4 or above in key stage 2 tests in 2003 did not obtain five GCSEs at grade A* to C in 2007.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families

In 2007, of the identified gifted and talented pupils in the 2006/07 academic year who attained Level 4 or above in the 2003 Key Stage 2 tests, 3,472 (4.7 per cent.) did not attain five GCSEs at grade A* to C. Of those 562 pupils were eligible for free school meals and 2,910 pupils were not eligible for free school meals.

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