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Immigration Service

Lord Wallace of Saltaire asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Williams of Mostyn: The total staff of the Immigration Service was 3,117 at the end of 1997. At the end of the financial year to 31 March 1988, the figure was 1,856. The two figures are not, however, directly comparable because a reorganisation in 1991 resulted in the service assuming responsibility for some work previously undertaken elsewhere in the Immigration and Nationality Department, together with the associated staff. Figures for 1967, 1977 and the end of the 1987 calendar year are not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

On current plans, the average number of Immigration Service staff affordable in the financial year to 31 March 1999 will be 2,957. No projection of affordable staff beyond 31 March 1999 can be given because a budget for the financial year to 31 March 2000 has not yet been set.

Human Rights Bill

Lord Lester of Herne Hill asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Lord Williams of Mostyn: I refer the noble Lord to the remarks of the Lord Chancellor on this point during the Third Reading debate on the Human Rights Bill in the House of Lords on Thursday, 5 February (H.L. Deb., col. 840).

Wales: Analysis of GCSE Results 1994-97

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will publish data for Wales showing for comprehensive schools, modern schools, grammar

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    schools, all state schools, independent schools and all schools separately, the percentage of all 16 year-old pupils in each of the years 1994 to 1997 obtaining five or more GCSE passes at Grades A* to C, showing data, separately for boys, girls and all pupils and including, for each category of school, the number of schools and the number of 16 year-old pupils.[HL407]

Lord Williams of Mostyn: Information on GCSE results is usually given for those pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year (i.e. those who become 16 during the school year). Information for these pupils, for schools in Wales, is given in the following table. There are no "modern" or "grammar" schools in Wales.

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Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving 5 or more GCSE grades A* to C (a)

Year
1994199519961997
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils225225225226
Number of 15 year-old pupils:
Boys15,75617,81718,25717,497
Girls15,30216,75217,42417,151
Pupils31,05834,56935,68134,648
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving 5 or more GCSE grades A*-C:
Boys34363738
Girls43454648
Pupils39404143
Independent schools
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils38383837
Number of 15 year-old pupils:
Boys532493507434
Girls424477486446
Pupils956970993880
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving 5 or more GCSE grades A*-C:
Boys66737278
Girls87878787
Pupils75807983
All schools (c)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils311311318317
Number of 15 year-old pupils:
Boys16,49818,58919,01218,242
Girls15,83817,33318,01517,739
Pupils32,33635,92237,02735,981
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving 5 or more GCSE grades A*-C:
Boys35363739
Girls44464749
Pupils39414244

(a) Age given is the age at the start of the academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained secondary schools.

(c) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


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Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will publish data for Wales showing for comprehensive schools, modern schools, grammar schools, all state schools, independent schools and all schools separately, the percentage of all 16 year-old pupils in each of the years 1994 to 1997 passing GCSE examinations with Grades A* to C for the following subjects: mathematics, English, English

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    literature, sciences (showing separately percentages for single award science, double award science, physics, chemistry and biology), French, history and geography, showing data separately for boys, girls and all pupils and including, for each category of school, the number of schools and the number of 16 year-old pupils.[HL405]

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Lord Williams of Mostyn: Information on GCSE results is usually given for those pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year (i.e. those who become

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16 during the school year). Information for these pupils, for schools in Wales, is given in the following tables. There are no "modern" or "grammar" schools in Wales.

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Percentage of 15 year-old boys achieving GCSE A* to C in selected subjects (a)

Year
1994199519961997
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils225225225226
Number of 15 year-old boys15,75617,81718,25717,497
Percentage of 15 year-old boys achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)39373940
English Language34373839
English Literature25262829
Sciences (d)38414243
Single award science2122
Double award science30333234
Physics6667
Chemistry5677
Biology (e)4677
French16151413
History16151415
Geography24242526
Independent schools
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils38383837
Number of 15 year-old boys532493507434
Percentage of 15 year-old boys achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)70807777
English Language63727177
English Literature58615864
Sciences (d)64767479
Single award science1233
Double award science6181616
Physics50514952
Chemistry44474853
Biology (e)45505055
French49525256
History35353441
Geography48565562
All schools (f)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils311311318317
Number of 15 year-old boys16,49818,58919,01218,242
Percentage of 15 year-old boys achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)39383940
English Language35373840
English Literature26262930
Sciences (d)39414243
Single award science2122
Double award science29323133
Physics7798
Chemistry6788
Biology (e)5788
French17151413
History16151516
Geography24252626

(a) Age given is the age at the start of the academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained secondary schools.

(c) Any mathematics subject (including statistics).

(d) Any science subject.

(e) Biology or human biology.

(f) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


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Percentage of 15 year-old girls achieving GCSE A* to C in selected subjects (a)

Year
1994199519961997
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils225225225226
Number of 15 year-old girls15,30216,75217,42417,151
Percentage of 15 year-old girls achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)39394142
English Language54545557
English Literature41424547
Sciences (d)38414245
Single award science4333
Double award science30333335
Physics4466
Chemistry4456
Biology (e)3466
French30262626
History22222021
Geography18192122
Independent schools
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils38383837
Number of 15 year-old girls424477486446
Percentage of 15 year-old girls achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)82848686
English Language91909099
English Literature83838383
Sciences (d)76828385
Single award science1123
Double award science16364744
Physics38272631
Chemistry44352533
Biology (e)50423137
French77707273
History38413845
Geography49514947
All schools (f)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils311311318317
Number of 15 year-old girls15,83817,33318,01517,739
Percentage of 15 year-old girls achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)40404243
English Language54555657
English Literature42484648
Sciences (d)38424346
Single award science3333
Double award science29333335
Physics4567
Chemistry5566
Biology (e)4567
French31292827
History22222122
Geography19202222

(a) Age given is the age at the start of the academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained secondary schools.

(c) Any mathematics subject (including statistics).

(d) Any science subject.

(e) Biology or human biology.

(f) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


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Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving GCSE A* to C in selected subjects (a)

Year
1994199519961997
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils225225225226
Number of 15 year-old pupils31,05834,56935,68134,648
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)39384041
English Language44454648
English Literature33343638
Sciences (d)38414244
Single award science3232
Double award science30333235
Physics5577
Chemistry4566
Biology (e)4567
French23212019
History19181718
Geography21222324
Independent schools
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils38383837
Number of 15 year-old pupils956970993880
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)75828181
English Language76818183
English Literature69727074
Sciences (d)69797882
Single award science1133
Double award science12273130
Physics45393841
Chemistry44413743
Biology (e)47464146
French62616264
History37383643
Geography49545254
All schools (f)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils311311318317
Number of 15 year-old pupils32,33635,92237,02735,981
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics (c)40394041
English Language44464748
English Literature34343739
Sciences (d)39424244
Single award science3232
Double award science29333234
Physics6678
Chemistry5677
Biology (e)5678
French24222120
History 19191819
Geography22232424

(a) Age given is the age at the start of the academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained secondary schools.

(c) Any mathematics subject (including statistics).

(d) Any science subject.

(e) Biology or human biology.

(f) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


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