Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of secondary schools there were at which over (a) 30, (b) 50 and (c) 70 per cent. of pupils achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and mathematics, in each of the last five years.

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

The following table gives the requested time series.

Number of schools at which the indicated percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieve five or more GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths GCSEs
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
30 per cent. or more 2,843 2,979 2,991 3,130 3,242
50 per cent. or more 1,637 1,756 1,760 1,846 1,912
70 per cent. or more 805 842 776 780 795

Only schools with greater than 10 pupils at the end of key stage 4 have been counted. Academies and city technology colleges have been included.

Figures are cumulative in nature. If a school is featured in the 70 per cent. or more row then it will also be in the 30 per cent. and 50 per cent. rows.

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