Languages: GCSE

Education written question – answered on 9th February 2012.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils took each foreign language at GCSE level in Gillingham and Rainham constituency in the last year; and what proportion of them achieved grades between A* and C.

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

The information requested on pupils taking each foreign language at GCSE level in Gillingham and Rainham constituency can be found in the following table:

Number of pupils (1,2,3) entering each foreign language GCSE (4) and percentage achieving A*-C grades (5,6) in Gillingham and Rainham constituency (7) , south-east region (8) and England (9) , 2009/10
  Gillingham and Rainham South East England
Number of eligible pupils(3) 1,081 90,934 575,970
       
Number of pupils taking GCSE French 172 23,206 134,664
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades 64.0 71.5 67.7
       
Number of pupils taking GCSE German 97 10,438 58,364
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades 83.5 75.7 72.7
       
Number of pupils taking GCSE Spanish 121 9,030 46,483
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades 86.0 72.7 69.9
       
Number of pupils taking GCSE Italian (10) 609 2,834
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A *-C grades (10) 81.6 85.6
       
Number of pupils taking GCSE Modern Greek (10) 18 332
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades (10) 100.0 913
       
Number of pupils taking GCSE Chinese (10) 222 1,300
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades (10) 94.1 93.5
       
Number of pupils entering GCSE Panjabi (10) 67 790
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades (10) 89.6 81.1
       
Number of pupils entering GCSE Polish (10) 305 2,411
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades (10) 96.1 95.6
       
Number of pupils entering GCSE Russian (10) 54 845
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades (10) 100.0 92.5
       
Number of pupils entering GCSE Turkish 4 50 1,211
Of which:      
Percentage achieving A*-C grades 100.0 96.0 92.7
(1) Figures do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas. (2) Figures include all maintained schools (including CTCs and academies). (3) Pupils at the end of key stage 4 in the 2009/10 academic year. (4) Only those language GCSEs where at least one pupil in Gillingham and Rainham took the subject are shown in the table. Therefore Dutch, Danish, Portuguese. Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Urdu and Persian are not included in the table as no pupils were entered for these language GCSEs. (5) Percentage achieving A*- C based on the number of pupils entering each subject. (6) Including attempts and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years. (7) Parliamentary constituency figures are based on the postcode of the school. (8) Regional figures are based on the region of the local authority maintaining the school. (9) England figures are the sum of all local authority figures. (10) Figures not shown in order to protect confidentiality. Source: National Pupil Database

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