General Certificate of Secondary Education

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 3rd March 2009.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Conservative, Altrincham and Sale West

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families of those pupils achieving A* and A grades at GCSE, how many were at (a) comprehensive, (b) independent and (c) grammar schools in each of the last five years 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 the number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieving at least one A* or A grade at GCSE and the number of these pupils who studied at comprehensive, independent and grammar schools.

Pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 achieving at least one A* or A grade at GCSE, by school type—Years: 2004-08 Coverage: England
Of which attended:
Number of pupils achieving at least one A* or A grade at GCSE Comprehensive schools Independent schools Grammar schools Other schools( 1)
2004 224,088 162,620 36,827 19,272 5,369
2005 228,623 166,142 37,443 19,448 5,590
2006 238,436 173,795 38,626 19,976 6,039
2007 242,629 177,604 38,674 20,046 6,305
2008 252,618 185,967 39,236 20,478 6,937
(1) Other schools' includes modern and other maintained schools.

Source:

Secondary School Achievement and Attainment Tables

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