Pupils: Disadvantaged

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children classified as in scope for the 16-18 English progress measure from (a) disadvantaged and (b) non-disadvantaged backgrounds (i) achieved a grade 4 in English, (ii) made positive progress, (iii) did not enter an approved English qualification by the end of 16-18 study in 2017-18 by each prior attainment grade.

Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children classified as in scope for the 16-18 English progress measure from (a) disadvantaged and (b) non-disadvantaged backgrounds by prior attainment achieved (i) a GCSE grade 3 or D and (ii) other level 2 qualification; and whether they (A) did not enter an approved qualification, (B) achieved a grade 4 or above (or equivalent) and (C) made positive progress in 2017-18.

Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children classified as in scope for the 16-18 English progress measure were from (a) disadvantaged and (b) non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2017-18 by each prior attainment grade.

Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children classified as in scope for the 16-18 maths progress measure from (a) disadvantaged and (b) non-disadvantaged backgrounds achieved a grade 4 in maths by the end of 16-18 study in 2017-18 by each prior attainment grade.

Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for a breakdown of the number of children classified as in scope for the 16-18 maths progress measure from (a) disadvantaged and (b) non-disadvantaged backgrounds by prior attainment qualification of (i) GCSE grade 3 or D (ii) other level 2 qualification; and whether they (A) did not enter an approved qualification, (B) achieved a grade 4 or above (or equivalent) and (C) made positive progress in 2017-18.

Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children classified as in scope for the 16-18 maths progress measure were from (a) disadvantaged and (b) non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2017-18 by each prior attainment grade.

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

The number of state-funded students in scope for the 16-18 mathematics and English measures and their attainment, split by disadvantage status[1] and prior attainment, are provided in the attached tables. This expands on published data within the Department’s statistical release[2].

[1] Disadvantage status is taken from the census recorded completed for that student’s final year of key stage 4 study.

[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/a-level-and-other-16-to-18-results-2017-to-2018-revised. Main text, page 30-32.

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