GCSE: Disadvantaged

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

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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 (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals did not achieve an A*- C grade at GCSE in both English and mathematics in 2003.

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

The information requested is provided in the following table:

15-year-old pupils( 1, 2 ) known to be eligible for free school meals who did not achieve an A*- C at GCSE in both English and mathematics GCSEs in 2002-03 Fifteen year old pupils pupils( 1, 2 ) known to not be eligible for free school meals who did not achieve an A*- C at GCSE in both English and mathematics GCSEs in 2002-03
Number Percentage Number Percentage
2002-03 67,195 82.8 266,217 53.9
(1) Aged 15 on 31 October 2002.

(2) Only pupils in maintained schools are included

Source:

National Pupil Database (2002-03 Final Data)

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