Gcse

Education written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) how many and what proportion of GCSE entries were at (a) foundation and (b) higher level in the latest period for which figures are available;

(2) how many and what proportion of GCSE entries were in (a) tiered and (b) untiered subjects in each year since the introduction of GCSEs;

(3) how many and what proportion of GCSE entries were at (a) foundation and (b) higher level in each year since the introduction of the GCSE.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many GCSE foundation level entries there were in each of the last three years; and what proportion of GCSE entries this represented in each year.

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

holding answer 2 July 2012

All GCSEs are either level 1 or level 2 qualifications but examinations are not available for level 1 and level 2 separately. In some subjects tiered papers are available focussing on either grades A*-D (higher tier) or grades C-G (foundation tier). Other subjects have untiered assessment in which the full range of grades is available. The Department holds information on GCSE entries and grades but does not hold information on the tiered papers for which pupils are entered.

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