Gcse

Education written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in Warrington gained five good GCSEs in each year from 1997 to the last year for which figures are available; and what proportion of the eligible cohort this represents by gender.

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

holding answer 28 June 2012

The information requested can be found in the following table for 1996/97 to 2010/11. A gender breakdown for the years 1996/97 to 2003/04 can be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

Numbers(1,2,3,4,5,6) and percentages of pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieving five or more A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent in Warrington local authority. Years: 1996/97 to 2010/11 (final data). Coverage: Warrington local authority
  All Boys Girls
  Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
1996/97(7) 5,636 48.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1997/98 1,060 48.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998/99 1,169 49.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1999/2000 1,195 50.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2000/01 1,229 50.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2001/02 1,312 51.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2002/03 1,404 56.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2003/04 1,476 58.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2004/05 1,571 61.3 723 55.9 848 66.8
2005/06 1,664 66.4 769 62.4 895 70.3
2006/07 1,878 69.9 876 65.4 1,002 74.4
2007/08 1,842 71.6 914 67.5 928 76.1
2008/09 1,988 77.4 978 73.6 1,010 81.3
2009/10 1,994 78.6 1,016 76.4 978 81.1
2010/11 2,056 83.1 990 79.3 1,066 86.9
n/a = Figures are not available. (1) Figures do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas. (2) Figures include all maintained schools (including CTCs and academies). (3) From 1996/97 figures include GNVQ equivalencies and from 2003/04 other equivalencies for use pre-16. (4) Figures for 2004/05 onwards are based on pupils at the end of key stage 4. Data for previous years are based on pupils aged 15-years-old at the start of the academic year. (5) Figures for all years are based on final data. (6) From 2009/10 iGCSEs, accredited at time of publication, have been counted as GCSE equivalents. (7) 1996/97 figures are for Cheshire local authority. Cheshire split into the new local authorities of Warrington, Halton and Cheshire in 1998. Source: Performance tables (1996/97 to 2003/04), National Pupil Database (2004/05 to 2010/11

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