English Language and Mathematics: GCSE

Department for Education written question – answered on 28th February 2020.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, since the introduction of the GCSE resit policy for maths and English, how many and what proportion of 16-18 year olds resat (a) maths GCSE, (b) English GCSE and (c) both maths and English GCSE by (i) household income and (ii) special education needs.

Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, since the introduction of the GCSE resit policy for maths and English in England, how many and what proportion of students resitting sat those exams (a) once, (b) twice and (c) more than twice.

Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, since the introduction of the GCSE resit policy in maths and English, how many and what proportion of 16-18 year olds resat (a) maths GCSE, (b) English GCSE and (c) maths and English GCSE and were also enrolled on (i) Level 3 courses, (ii) Level 2 courses, (iii) Level 1 courses and (iv) other courses.

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

The information requested is not routinely available in 16 to 18 publications and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

The closest available information can be found in tables 11a and 11b as part of the ‘A level and other 16 to 18 results: 2018 to 2019 (revised)’[1] national statistics, which were released on the 23 January 2020.

Students who are continuing to study English and mathematics, who are not yet at the end of 16 to 18 study, or who had previously achieved a grade 4/C or above in these subjects, will not be included in these figures.

[1] A level and other 16 to 18 results: 2018 to 2019 (revised): https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/a-level-and-other-16-to-18-results-2018-to-2019-revised. Please refer to table 11a “Matrix of prior attainment and progress point scores in GCSE English and other English qualifications by students at the end of 16-18 studies”, and table 11b “Matrix of prior attainment and progress point scores in GCSE mathematics and other mathematics qualifications by students at the end of 16-18 studies”.

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