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

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of students in schools with (a) mathematics, (b) arts, (c) sport, (d) science, (e) music, (f) technology, (g) business, (h) engineering and (i) humanities as a specialism achieved at least five GCSE A* to C grades in each of the last three years.

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

holding answer 10 February 2009

The information requested is set out in the following table.

Percent age achieving 5+ A* to C at GCSE or equivalent
Type of specialism Number of schools( 1, 2) 2006 2007 2008
Arts 454 57 60 64
Business and Enterprise 248 57 60 64
Engineering 64 58 60 64
Humanities 112 61 63 67
Language 224 67 69 73
Maths and Computing 258 62 63 68
Music 22 75 74 77
Science 324 66 67 71
Sports 360 54 58 63
Technology 561 62 64 68
(1) Specialism defined at September 2007 (i.e. the beginning of the 2007/08 academic year). Only schools with results in all three years have been included.

(2) Schools with combined specialisms are categorised by their first listed specialism.

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