Gcse

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

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Photo of Ken Purchase Ken Purchase Labour, Wolverhampton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in state schools in Wolverhampton achieved five GCSE grades including mathematics and English in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.

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

In 1997, 23.3 per cent. of 15-year-old pupils in maintained schools in Wolverhampton local authority achieved five or more GCSE(1) at grades A*-C including English and mathematics.

In 2009(2), 43.4 per cent. of pupils at the end of key stage 4 in maintained schools in Wolverhampton local authority, achieved five or more GCSE(1) at grades A*-C including English and mathematics.

(1) GCSE and equivalents.

(2 )Revised data.

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