GCSE: Disadvantaged

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will calculate the proportion of (a) pupils known to be eligible for free school meals achieving 5+ A*- C GCSEs (or equivalent) grades including English and mathematics and (b) all other pupils achieving 5+ A* - C GCSEs (or equivalent) grades including English and mathematics, by local authority and region for the 2013-14 GCSE results using the 2013 methodology.

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

2013/14 Key Stage 4 results by local authority using the 2013 methodology have not yet been published by the Department for Education.

Information on pupils achieving 5+ A*- C GCSEs (or equivalent) grades including English and mathematics using the 2013 methodology by local authority will be released in mid-March.

Information on the attainment of pupils by free school meals (FSM) using the 2013 methodology at national level is published in table 1 of the ‘GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics: 2014’ Statistical First Release. This is published online at:

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics-2014

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