Languages: GCSE

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

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils at the end of Key Stage Four in current National Challenge schools (a) took and (b) achieved a grade A* to C at GCSE in a modern foreign language 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 number and percentage of pupils in the 2009 national challenge schools who entered and achieved a GCSE in modern foreign language is as follows:

Number of pupils who entered MFL in national challenge schools Percentage of pupils who entered MFL in national challenge schools Number of pupils who achieved GCSE A*-C MFL in national challenge schools Percentage of pupils who achieved A*-C MFL in national challenge schools
2005 10,818 33.9 4,278 13.4
2006 7,805 23.7 3,526 10.7
2007 6,679 19.0 3,277 9.3
2008 7,280 19.9 3,636 10.0
2009 6,447 17.0 3,227 8.5
Notes:

1. Qualifications included are full GCSEs, GCSE double awards and GCSEs in Applied subjects only.

2. The percentage of pupils achieving is based on all pupils in national challenge schools, not just those entered.

3. A pass rate based on those entered can be calculated by dividing the number of pupils who achieve a grade A* -C by the number of pupils entered for MFL.

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