Thanet

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Labour, South Thanet

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000.

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

Since 2000 the Government have transformed education and child care with improved outcomes for children and young people. Figures showing the performance at key stage 2 and at GCSE and equivalents in South Thanet are given in the following tables:

Key stage 2 results of 11 year old pupils attending schools in the South Thanet constituency
Percentage of pupils gaining level 4 and above 2000 2009( 3) Percentage point improvement 2000-09
South Thanet
English(1) 72 74 2
Maths(1) 63 70 7
Science(1) 75 82 7
England
English(2) 75 80 5
Maths(2) 72 79 7
Science(2) 85 88 3
(1) Local averages include pupils attending all maintained schools (including Academies and City Technology Colleges).

(2) England averages include pupils attending all maintained schools (including Academies and City Technology Colleges).

(3) Revised data.

GCSE and equivalents( 1) results for pupils( 2) attending schools( 3) in the South Thanet constituency
Percentage of pupils gaining: 2000 2009( 5) Percen tage point improvement 2000- 09
South Thanet
5+ A*-C 52.7 75.1 22.4
5+ A*-G 92.9 92.4 -0.5
England
5+ A*-C(4) 49.2 70.0 20.8
5+ A*-G(4) 88.9 92.3 3.4
(1) From 2004 results incorporate GCSEs, GNVQs and a range of other qualifications approved pre-16. Prior to 2004 results are based on GCSEs and GNVQs only.

(2) From 2006 figures are for pupils at the end of key stage 4. Prior to 2006 results are based on pupils aged 15.

(3) Local averages include pupils attending all maintained schools (including Academies and City Technology Colleges) and from 2000 do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas.

(4) England averages also include independent schools as well as hospital schools and PRUs.

(5) Revised data.

Further information by constituency is provided within the Department's 'In Your Area' website available at:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/inyourarea

Information available at constituency level includes the number of specialist schools, number of operational Academies, number of teaching assistants and other support staff, number of teachers and pupil:teacher ratios. Where information is not available at constituency level it has been provided at local authority level including the number of free early education places taken up by three and four-year-olds, number full-time and part-time entrants to higher education institutions aged 18 to 20, average A level point score per candidate and per entry together with percentage of people of working age qualified to at least Level 2 and percentage of people of working age qualified to level 4 and above.

Additional information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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