Languages: GCSE

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of students (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals achieved a grade A* to C at GCSE in (i) French, (ii) German and (iii) Spanish in each year since 2004.

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

The number and percentage of pupils achieving grade A* to C in GCSE by free school meal (FSM) eligibility in each year since 2004 are shown in the following tables.

French
FSM non-FSM
Number of pupils achieving A*-C grades Percentage of pupils achieving A*-C grades Number of pupils achieving A*-C grades Percentage of pupils achieving A*-C grades
2009 4,773 6.4 88,287 17.5
2008 4,618 6.2 90,269 17.3
2007 4,935 6.4 93,941 18.0
2006 5,164 6.6 101,287 19.7
2005 6,140 7.7 110,358 22.0
2004 6,686 8.1 115,458 22.7
German
FSM non-FSM
Number of pupils achieving A*-C grades Percentage of pupils achieving A*-C grades Number of pupils achieving A*-C grades Percentage of pupils achieving A*-C grades
2009 1,678 2.3 42,366 8.4
2008 1,643 .2.2 42,695 8.2
2007 1,769 2.3 44,855 8.6
2006 1,955 2.5 49,137 9.5
2005 2,366 3.0 55,738 11.1
2004 2,445 3.0 57,861 11.4
Spanish
FSM non-FSM
Number of pupils achieving A*-C grades Percentage of pupils achieving A*-C grades Number of pupils achieving A*-C grades Percentage of pupils achieving A*-C grades
2009 1,725 2.3 29,880 5.9
2008 1,618 2.2 28,349 5.4
2007 1,474 1.9 25,430 4.9
2006 1,486 1.9 23,890 4.6
2005 1,482 1.9 22,558 4.5
2004 1,551 1.9 21,546 4.2
Notes:

1. Figures are revised for 2009 and final for 2004 to 2008.

2. Figures relate to pupils in maintained schools at the end of key stage 4 for years 2005-09 and pupils aged 15 for 2004.

3. Percentages are based on 'all' FSM/non-FSM pupils at key stage 4, not just those who attempt a GCSE in the relevant subject.

Source:

National Pupil Database.

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