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GCSE: History

Education written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Conservative, Kingswood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils in mainstream maintained secondary schools were entered for history GCSE in each local authority area in 2010.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The requested information is shown in the following table.

GCSE history entries in all mainstream maintained schools by local authority, 2010
    Pupils who were entered for GCSE history in 2010
Local authority Number of pupils on roll in the local authority at the end of key stage 4 Number Percentage
North East 28,849 7,848 27.2
Darlington 1,142 247 21.6
Durham 5,351 1,358 25.4
Gateshead 2,084 624 29.9
Hartlepool 1,224 405 33.1
Middlesbrough 1,644 402 24.5
Newcastle upon Tyne 2,484 484 19.5
North Tyneside 2,090 758 36.3
Northumberland 3,544 981 27.7
Redcar and Cleveland 1,926 564 29.3
South Tyneside 1,715 416 24.3
Stockton-on-Tees 2,266 738 32.6
Sunderland 3,379 871 25.8
       
North West 80,462 22,850 28.4
Blackburn with Darwen 1,725 491 28.5
Blackpool 1,575 398 25.3
Bolton 3,499 930 26.6
Bury 2,216 640 28.9
Cheshire East 3,922 1,390 35.4
Cheshire West and Chester 3,938 1,183 30.0
Cumbria 6,064 2,070 34.1
Halton 1,498 414 27.6
Knowsley 1,601 269 16.8
Lancashire 13,218 3,782 28.6
Liverpool 4,989 1,479 29.6
Manchester 4,415 919 20.8
Oldham 2,977 671 22.5
Rochdale 2,520 692 27.5
Salford 2,140 564 26.4
Sefton 3,293 922 28.0
St Helens 1,983 409 20.6
Stockport 2,973 798 26.8
Tameside 2,881 635 22.0
Trafford 2,825 1,029 36.4
Warrington 2,489 976 39.2
Wigan 3,810 911 23.9
Wirral 3,911 1,278 32.7
       
Yorkshire and Humber 59,396 16,984 28.6
Barnsley 2,547 703 27.6
Bradford 5,783 1,244 21.5
Calderdale 2,593 884 34.1
Doncaster 3,551 1,024 28.8
East Riding of Yorkshire 3,940 1,532 38.9
Kingston upon Hull, City of 2,739 603 22.0
Kirklees 4,534 1,259 27.8
Leeds 8,063 2,472 30.7
North East Lincolnshire 1,979 441 22.3
North Lincolnshire 2,009 448 22.3
North Yorkshire 6,862 2,436 35.5
Rotherham 3,588 838 23.4
Sheffield 5,514 1,539 27.9
Wakefield 3,954 944 23.9
York 1,740 617 35.5
       
East Midlands 51,064 14,615 28.6
Derby 2,839 626 22.1
Derbyshire 8,694 2,622 30.2
Leicester 3,457 782 22.6
Leicestershire 7,380 1,587 21.5
Lincolnshire 8,508 2,751 32.3
Northamptonshire 7,871 2,472 31.4
Nottingham 2,711 610 22.5
Nottinghamshire 9,112 2,930 32.2
Rutland 492 235 47.8
       
West Midlands 63,495 19,198 30.2
Birmingham 11,984 3,538 29.5
Coventry 3,545 818 23.1
Dudley 3,883 1,210 31.2
Herefordshire 1,898 746 39.3
Sandwell 3,521 767 21.8
Shropshire 3,256 1,052 32.3
Solihull 3,039 886 29.2
Staffordshire 9,569 3,253 34.0
Stoke-on-Trent 2,538 661 26.0
Telford and Wrekin 2,091 620 29.7
Walsall 3,548 900 25.4
Warwickshire 6,013 2,175 36.2
Wolverhampton 2,671 637 23.8
Worcestershire 5,939 1,935 32.6
       
East of England 64,657 22,728 35.2
Bedford 1,803 449 24.9
Bedfordshire, Central 2,930 1,002 34.2
Cambridgeshire 5,977 2,363 39.5
Essex 15,991 5,279 33.0
Hertfordshire 12,805 4,988 39.0
Luton 2,357 786 33.3
Norfolk 8,962 3,170 35.4
Peterborough 2,214 751 33.9
Southend-on-Sea 2,179 734 33.7
Suffolk 7,666 2,752 35.9
Thurrock 1,773 454 25.6
       
London 73,063 23,397 32.0
Inner London 22,556 6,125 27.2
Camden 1,470 472 32.1
Hackney 1,286 346 26.9
Hammersmith and Fulham 1,006 442 43.9
Haringey 2,105 524 24.9
Islington 1,382 359 26.0
Kensington and Chelsea 548 217 39.6
Lambeth 1,550 418 27.0
Lewisham 2,123 674 31.7
Newham 3,330 519 15.6
Southwark 2,269 669 29.5
Tower Hamlets 2,393 480 20.1
Wandsworth 1,754 555 31.6
Westminster 1,340 450 33.6
Outer London 50,507 17,272 34.2
Barking and Dagenham 2,108 587 27.8
Barnet 3,355 1,376 41.0
Bexley 3,213 1,309 40.7
Brent 2,803 733 26.2
Bromley 3,358 1,252 37.3
Croydon 3,631 1,084 29.9
Ealing 2,802 931 33.2
Enfield 3,583 1,280 35.7
Greenwich 2,261 643 28.4
Harrow 2,138 733 34.3
Havering 3,057 1,102 36.0
Hillingdon 2,990 829 27.7
Hounslow 2,611 982 37.6
Kingston upon Thames 1,433 536 37.4
Merton 1,533 427 27.9
Redbridge 3,174 1,090 34.3
Richmond upon Thames 1,317 598 45.4
Sutton 2,610 1,044 40.0
Waltham Forest 2,530 736 29.1
       
South East 89,266 30,413 34.1
Bracknell Forest 1,087 513 47.2
Brighton and Hove 2,299 658 28.6
Buckinghamshire 5,619 2,208 39.3
East Sussex 5,311 1,556 29.3
Hampshire 13,937 4,961 35.6
Isle of Wight 1,522 526 34.6
Kent 16,490 5,095 30.9
Medway 3,368 955 28.4
Milton Keynes 2,694 734 27.2
Oxfordshire 6,284 2,411 38.4
Portsmouth 1,867 598 32.0
Reading 972 372 38.3
Slough 1,545 455 29.4
Southampton 2,058 528 25.7
Surrey 10,529 3,649 34.7
West Berkshire 1,965 814 41.4
West Sussex 8,393 2,988 35.6
Windsor and Maidenhead 1,511 594 39.3
Wokingham 1,815 798 44.0
       
South West 56,070 17,746 31.6
Bath and North East Somerset 2,211 760 34.4
Bournemouth 1,743 439 25.2
Bristol, City of 2,924 653 22.3
Cornwall 5,851 1,644 28.1
Devon 7,621 2,120 27.8
Dorset 4,328 1,481 34.2
Gloucestershire 6,867 2,381 34.7
Isles of Scilly 22 4 18.2
North Somerset 2,250 808 35.9
Plymouth 2,934 843 28.7
Poole 1,659 642 38.7
Somerset 5,674 2,098 37.0
South Gloucestershire 3,159 1,025 32.4
Swindon 2,170 686 31.6
Torbay 1,493 517 34.6
Wiltshire 5,164 1,645 31.9
Total: England 566,322 175,779 31.0
Notes: 1. The figures are for pupils at the end of key stage 4. 2. The figures cover all mainstream maintained schools, including academies and city technology colleges. 3. The figures are derived from data collected for the performance tables.

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