Design and Technology: GCSE

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Ben Bradley Ben Bradley Conservative, Mansfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students sitting the design and technology GCSE received a grade C or above in 2016-17.

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

The table below provides information on the proportion of pupils entered for design and technology GCSEs[1] in 2016/17 who achieved grade C or above.

Subject

Percentage of pupils entered

who achieved A*-C or above

in GCSE in the listed subjects

2016/17

Design and Technology:

Electronic Products

68.6%

Design and Technology:

Food Technology

61%

Design and Technology:

Graphic Products

58.8%

Design and Technology:

Resistant Materials

58.1%

Design and Technology:

Systems & Control

68.3%

Design and Technology:

Textiles Technology

72.9%

Other Design and Technology[2]

58.5%

[1] Based on GCSE examinations only - excludes equivalents

[2] Includes Graphics, Motor Vehicle, Studies, Design & Technology, D&T Engineering and D&T Product Design.

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