Mandarin: GCSE

Education written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students in state schools secondary education obtained a GCSE in Mandarin Chinese in each year since January 2011.

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

It is not possible to identify pupils entered for Mandarin Chinese from the Department for Education’s data. However, the Department does hold information on the number of entries into GCSE Chinese which includes Mandarin Chinese and other Chinese subjects. In the academic year 2010/11, there were 2,480 entries for GCSE Mandarin, 2,307 in the academic year 2011/12 and 2,346 in the academic year 2012/13. This information is published in the GCSE statistical first release (subject time series table) at:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2012-to-2013-revised

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