Education written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in (a) England and (b) Kettering constituency failed to achieve a grade C in (i) mathematics and (ii) English at GCSE level in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

The requested information has been provided in the following table:

Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 not achieving A*-C grades in English and in mathematics GCSE(1 )in 2011/12(2,3,4)
  Number of eligible pupils Number of KS4 pupils not achieving an A*-C grade in English Number of KS4 pupils not achieving an A*-C grade in mathematics
England 559,076 184,061 170,589
Kettering 1,112 401 327
(1) Figures include results in full GCSEs, double award GCSEs, accredited international certificates (iGCSEs) and their predecessor iGCSEs and AS levels. (2) Figures are based on the postcode of the school location covering all state-funded schools including academies and free schools. (3) Final data. (4) Figures do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas but otherwise include all those pupils at the end of KS4 regardless of whether or not they entered the subject. Source: National Pupil Database

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