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GCSE: History

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who sat a GCSE in history at mainstream maintained schools gained a grade of A* to C in that subject in each year since 1997.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The information requested can be found in the following table:

Number and proportion of pupils who sat GCSE history at mainstream maintained schools and who gained an A* to C grade in that subject in each year since 1997
Number Percentage
1997 98,528 52.8
1998 91,137 54.1
1999 95,133 56.3
2000 97,814 57.5
2001 100,260 57.5
2002 100,891 58.5
2003 103,715 59.9
2004 110,869 60.6
2005 112,615 62.3
2006 115,212 62.6
2007 114,692 63.7
2008 116,272 64.5
Note:

The 1997-04 data are based on 15-year-old pupils at the start of the academic year. The 2005-08 data are based on pupils at the end of KS4.

Source:

Achievement and Attainment Tables

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