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Written Answers

Tuesday, 10th November 1998.

GCSE Data for Schools in England

Lord Pilkington of Oxenford asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will publish data for England showing for comprehensive schools, modern schools, grammar schools, all state schools, independent

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    schools and all schools separately, the percentage of all 16 year old pupils in each of the years 1994 to 1997 obtaining one or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C and one or more passes at grades A* to G, 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.[HL3713]

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone): The GCSE data requested for schools in England is shown in the attached table.

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GCSE achievements of 15 year old pupils in schools 1994 to 1997

Percentage of 15 year old pupils achieving at least 1 GCSE grade A*-C Percentage of 15 year olds achieving at least 1 GCSE grade A*-G
19941995199619971994199519961997
Comprehensive
Boys 62.362.063.664.292.992.793.293.4
Girls74.073.974.875.094.094.094.394.4
Total68.167.869.269.593.493.493.893.9
Selective
Boys98.498.197.898.198.999.199.099.1
Girls99.298.798.699.199.499.199.199.5
Total98.998.498.298.699.199.199.199.3
Modern
Boys53.555.358.058.493.192.793.293.2
Girls67.768.870.470.894.294.394.094.4
Total60.762.064.364.693.793.593.693.8
Maintained schools (excluding special schools)
Boys63.263.064.665.393.192.993.493.6
Girls74.674.675.675.894.294.294.594.6
Total68.868.770.070.593.793.694.094.1
Independent Schools
Boys88.788.387.388.191.691.288.991.0
Girls93.393.292.493.194.594.493.494.4
Total90.890.689.790.592.992.791.092.6
All schools
Boys 64.163.564.665.291.290.790.391.2
Girls75.375.175.776.093.393.293.193.5
Total69.669.270.070.592.291.991.692.3

Number of 15 year old pupils Number of schools
19941995199619971994199519961997
Comprehensive
Boys223,693242,946249,856246,380--------
Girls217,106235,634247,723240,561--------
Total440,799478,580493,579486,9412,8552,8492,8502,841
Selective
Boys8,0369,2369,5439,988--------
Girls8,5919,85410,13410,461--------
Total16,62719,09019,67720,449159164164168
Modern
Boys9,57010,62710,32810,322--------
Girls9,93810,48810,48110,391--------
Total19,50821,11520,80920,713167163156160
Maintained schools (excluding special schools)
Boys241,299262,809269,727266,690--------
Girls235,635255,976264,338261,413--------
Total476,934518,785534,065528,1033,1813,1763,1703,169
Independent Schools
Boys24,57625,27724,62623,672--------
Girls21,47422,21422,15321,383--------
Total46,05047,49146,77945,0551,0601,0621,0611,055
All schools
Boys272,139296,188303,327299,509--------
Girls260,134282,009290,708287,257--------
Total532,273578,197594,035586,7665,2285,3615,3535,358

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GCE A-Level Data

Lord Pilkington of Oxenford asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will publish data for England for all state institutions, independent schools, and all institutions giving the number of 17 year olds entering for two or more A levels and the number of 17 year olds obtaining two or more A levels,

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    three or more A levels and three or more A levels at A grade in each of the years 1983 to 1998 showing data separately for boys, girls and all students and including, for each year, and if possible, for each category of institution, the size of the relevant 17 year old cohort.[HL3717]

Baroness Blackstone: The GCE A-level data for 17 year-olds requested is shown in the attached tables.

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GCE A level achievements of 17 year olds

Maintained schools in EnglandNumbers in thousands
198319841985198619871988198919901991
Male
Entered 2 or more55.655.252.150.549.649.650.053.252.3
Achieved 2 or more passes40.940.639.437.337.938.738.941.741.1
Achieved 3 or more passes28.828.427.826.227.027.928.029.429.2
Number of school leavers365.4357.4349.0341.2340.9313.8377.1361.4346.6
Female
Entered 2 or more57.054.952.049.049.048.251.256.856.1
Achieved 2 or more passes40.739.637.535.336.536.939.444.944.9
Achieved 3 or more passes25.824.824.023.723.824.326.130.130.2
Number of school leavers356.5351.2342.0332.4330.3300.9371.9358.8344.6
Total
Entered 2 or more112.7110.1104.199.598.797.8101.2110.0108.5
Achieved 2 or more passes81.680.276.972.674.475.678.386.686.0
Achieved 3 or more passes54.653.351.850.050.852.254.259.559.4
Number of school leavers721.6708.6691.0673.6671.2614.8749.0720.2691.2

199219931994199519961997
Boys
Entered 2 or more50,95040,50739,93539,69541,18344,570
Achieved 2 or more passes39,91332,21432,74433,45035,41539,153
Achieved 3 or more passes28,34323,24524,07925,38227,54630,543
Achieved 3 Grade A2,6882,3082,4602,7032,7132,943
Number of 17 year olds pupils64,37450,76851,01951,44753,70258,970
Girls
Entered 2 or more58,00044,92945,52345,57346,25250,663
Achieved 2 or more passes46,29236,24337,92038,91740,88645,571
Achieved 3 or more passes32,07525,43827,45029,08931,70535,725
Achieved 3 Grade A1,8771,7221,9672,2622,5712,722
Number of 17 year olds pupils70,50754,96355,92156,56458,31264,679
Total
Entered 2 or more108,95085,43685,45885,26887,43595,233
Achieved 2 or more passes86,20568,45770,66472,36776,30184,724
Achieved 3 or more passes60,41848,68351,52954,47159,25166,268
Achieved 3 Grade A4,5654,0304,4274,9655,2845,665
Number of 17 year olds pupils134,881105,731106,940108,011112,014123,649

Figures for 1983 to 1991 relate to school leavers of any age and are in thousands.

Figures from 1992 onwards relate to 17 year old pupils in schools.


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GCE A level achievements of 17 year olds
Independent Schools in EnglandNumbers in thousands

198319841985198619871988198919901991
Male
Entered 2 or more17.117.518.517.317.117.118.118.218.8
Achieved 2 or more passes15.015.316.415.215.015.116.116.517.3
Achieved 3 or more passes11.512.713.812.712.412.613.713.815.0
Number of school leavers24.624.525.624.724.422.347.244.446.9
Female
Entered 2 or more11.411.712.211.912.513.114.214.716.0
Achieved 2 or more passes9.710.310.210.310.911.512.913.214.8
Achieved 3 or more passes7.27.88.18.08.49.110.411.112.3
Number of school leavers19.119.719.719.920.418.938.536.939.3
Total
Entered 2 or more28.529.230.629.229.630.232.432.934.8
Achieved 2 or more passes24.725.626.625.625.926.629.029.732.0
Achieved 3 or more passes18.720.521.820.720.721.724.124.927.3
Number of school leavers43.744.245.244.644.841.285.781.486.2

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199219931994199519961997
Boys
Entered 2 or more15,64215,61814,98815,05615,18815,521
Achieved 2 or more passes14,51514,56814,07214,23614,53414,905
Achieved 3 or more passes12,60812,80412,39712,67313,12013,533
Achieved 3 Grade A2,1262,3022,4382,7002,6952,800
Number of 17 year old pupils18,50418,45217,99818,13018,23518,947
Girls
Entered 2 or more12,75112,68212,63812,48413,19013,504
Achieved 2 or more passes11,78511,86011,89711,86012,71013,077
Achieved 3 or more passes9,89710,14810,35410,47211,40011,836
Achieved 3 Grade A1,3191,4271,7251,8752,0272,222
Number of 17 year old pupils15,10814,99414,92214,76815,45316,071
Total
Entered 2 or more28,39328,30027,62627,54028,37829,025
Achieved 2 or more passes26,30026,42825,96926,09627,24427,982
Achieved 3 or more passes22,50522,95222,75123,14524,52025,369
Achieved 3 Grade A3,4453,7294,1634,5754,7225,022
Number of 17 year old pupils33,61233,44632,92032,89833,68835,018

Figures for 1983 to 1991 relate to school leavers of any age and are in thousands.

Figures from 1992 onwards relate to 17 year old pupils in schools.


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GCE A level achievements of 17 year olds

All Schools in EnglandNumbers in thousands
198319841985198619871988198919901991
Male
Entered 2 or more72.872.770.667.866.766.768.270.369.1
Achieved 2 or more passes55.955.955.852.552.953.855.057.356.6
Achieved 3 or more passes40.341.141.538.939.440.541.742.542.8
Number of school leavers389.9381.9374.6365.9365.2336.2424.3402.2387.6
Female
Entered 2 or more68.566.664.260.961.561.365.471.070.7
Achieved 2 or more passes50.449.947.745.647.448.452.357.758.4
Achieved 3 or more passes33.032.732.131.832.133.436.540.941.5
Number of school leavers375.6370.9361.6352.3350.8319.8410.4393.4379.7
Total
Entered 2 or more141.2139.3134.8128.7128.3128.1133.6141.3139.8
Achieved 2 or more passes106.3105.8103.598.2100.2102.2107.3115.0115.1
Achieved 3 or more passes73.373.873.670.771.573.978.283.384.4
Number of school leavers765.5752.8736.2718.2716.0656.0834.7795.6767.2

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199219931994199519961997
Boys
Entered 2 or more66,59256,12554,92354,75156,37160,091
Achieved 2 or more passes54,42846,78246,81647,68649,94954,058
Achieved 3 or more passes40,95136,04936,47638,05540,66644,076
Achieved 3 Grade A4,8144,6104,8985,4035,4085,743
Number of 17 year old pupils82,87869,22069,01769,57771,93777,917
Girls
Entered 2 or more70,75157,61158,16158,05759,44264,167
Achieved 2 or more passes58,07748,10349,81750,77753,59658,648
Achieved 3 or more passes41,97235,58637,80439,56143,10547,561
Achieved 3 Grade A3,1963,1493,6924,1374,5984,944
Number of 17 year old pupils85,61569,95770,84371,33273,76580,750
Total
Entered 2 or more137,343113,736113,084112,808115,813124,258
Achieved 2 or more passes112,50594,88596,63398,463103,545112,706
Achieved 3 or more passes82,92371,63574,28077,61683,77191,637
Achieved 3 Grade A8,0107,7598,5909,54010,00610,687
Number of 17 year old pupils168,493139,177139,860140,909145,702158,667

Figures for 1983 to 1991 relate to school leavers of any age and are in thousands.

Figures from 1992 onwards relate to 17 year old pupils in schools.


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