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Financial Year 2007/08
London borough Total (£) Funding Population (Thousand) Per capita (£)

Barking and Dagenham

20,000

Exchequer

164.5

0.12

Brent

3,550

Exchequer

270.1

0.01

Croydon

20,000

Exchequer

342.7

0.06

Southwark

1,720,985

Exchequer

257.7

6.68


The Westminster figure includes funding for the Football Foundation which is a programme that delivers nationally.

Further Education

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many year 11 pupils who did not gain five A* to C GCSEs did not enter further education or training in 2007; [217210]

(2) how many and what proportion of year 11 pupils with special educational needs did not enter further post-16 education in 2007. [217211]

Jim Knight: The Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) and Youth Cohort Study (YCS) both provide information on the activities of young people who have completed compulsory education. The following table is based on combined survey responses in spring 2007 for the cohort of young people who were in Year 11 in 2005/06. It gives the proportions for those who were not in full-time education and those who were not in any form of education or training post-16:

Percentage
spring 2007
Year 11 pupils (2005/06) Not in full-time education Not in any education or training

Without five A*-C GCSEs

49

23

With special educational needs

44

23

Source:
LSYPE, wave 4, YCS, Cohort 13, sweep 1

GCE A-level

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils who were entered for A2 examinations did not gain an A level above a C grade in 2007. [217184]

Jim Knight: 254,535 candidates aged 16 to 18 were entered for a total of 718,754 GCE A-level examinations in 2006-07 in all schools and colleges. Of these, 26,674 candidates (10.5 per cent.) did not achieve any A, B or C grades and 196,647 individual entries (27.4 per cent.) were not awarded a grade A, B or C.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of year 13 students were entered for A-level examinations in each year since 1997. [217185]

Jim Knight: The number of year 13 students entered for A-level examinations in each year since 1997 is given in the following table:


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Number of year 13 students entered for A-level examinations years: 1996-97 to 2006-07; Coverage: England
Year( 1) Number

1996-97

231,257

1997-98

236,028

1998-99

236,016

1999-2000

231,351

2000-01

241,013

2001-02

257,922

2002-03

268,671

2003-04

265,257

2004-05

263,635

2005-06(2)

258,285

2006-07(2)

249,552

(1) The 2006-07 figure is based on revised data. Other years are based on final data.
(2) From 2005-06 the figures refer to students entered for GCEA/CE/Applied A levels and Double Awards.

The Department does not collect information on the numbers starting A-level courses so information on proportions is not available.

The figures were taken from the following Departmental Statistical First Releases: GCEA/CE A/AS and Equivalent Examination Results in England, 2006-07 (Revised) (Table 1), accessible via:

and GCEA/CE A/AS Examination Results for Young People in England 2004-05 (Final) (Table 3), accessible via:

General Certificate of Secondary Education

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils obtained one GCSE in each year since 1997. [217176]

Jim Knight: Figures can be found in the following table.

Number and percentage of 15-year-old pupils who achieved at least one GCSE, in each year since 1997
Number Percentage

2007

625,630

95.3

2006

616,960

95.1

2005

603,993

94.9

2004

608,057

94.5

2003

588,375

94.6

2002

573,230

94.5

2001

569,671

94.4

2000

547,488

94.3

1999

545,375

93.0

1998

536,830

93.3

1997

541,692

92.3

Notes:
1. Based on pupils aged 15 at start of academic year i.e. 31 August.
2. These figures are based on GCSEs only and do not include achievements in other equivalent qualifications.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in how many schools in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation fewer than 50 per cent. of pupils gained five A* to C GCSEs in 2007; [217177]


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(2) what proportion of pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation did not obtain five GCSEs at any grade in each year since 2004; [217178]

(3) how many and what proportion of pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation did not obtain level 4 in a combination of writing, reading and mathematics tests at key stage 2 in 2007; [217179]

(4) how many pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation did not obtain level 5 in a combination of writing, reading and mathematics tests at key stage 3 in 2007; [217180]

(5) how many and what proportion of pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation did not obtain level 4 in key stage 2 English in 2007; [217181]

(6) how many pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation did not achieve level 5 or higher in key stage 3 English tests in each of the last 10 years; [217190]

(7) how many pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation sat A-level examinations in 2007; [217191]

(8) how many pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation did not gain a GCSE, excluding equivalents, in 2007; [217192]

(9) how many and what proportion of pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation did not gain five A* to C GCSEs including English, mathematics, science and a foreign language in 2007; [217194]

(10) how many and what proportion of pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation have a statement of special educational needs; [217195]

(11) how many non-statemented pupils with special educational needs there are in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation; [217196]

(12) how many year 11 pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation were not entered for English or mathematics GCSE examinations in 2007; [217207]

(13) how many pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation were not entered for three separate sciences at GCSE in 2007; [217208]

(14) how many year 11 pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation were not entered for a modern languages GCSE examination in 2007; [217209]

(15) how many year 13 pupils in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation did not obtain three A-levels above a C grade in 2007; [217212]

(16) how many year 11 pupils in areas in each decile of multiple deprivation did not obtain a (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science GCSE at C grade or above in 2007. [217213]

Jim Knight: Currently published attainment by deprivation of school location and pupil residency is available at the following locations. Additional information and information on special educational needs by deprivation can be produced only at disproportionate cost:

Key Stage 2: (Table 11)

Key Stage 3: (Table 14)


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GCSE and Equivalent: (Table 21)

A Level: (Table 13)

Pupil Characteristics (residency-based attainment): (IDACI table)

General Certificate of Secondary Education: Peterborough

Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of deaf and hard of hearing children gained five or more GCSEs at grade C and above in the Peterborough City Council area in the last year for which figures are available; [216334]

(2) what proportion of children gained at least two A-levels in the Peterborough City Council area in the last year for which figures are available; [216335]

(3) what proportion of deaf and hard of hearing children gained at least two A-levels in the Peterborough City Council area in the last year for which figures are available. [216337]

Jim Knight: 94.6 per cent. of candidates at the end of A/AS level (or equivalent) study achieved at least two A-levels in Peterborough local authority by the end of 2006/07.

Figures for deaf and hard of hearing children are available only at disproportionate cost.

Physics: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of maintained mainstream schools do not offer a physics GCSE course. [217197]

Jim Knight: The Department does not hold information on schools that offer particular subjects at GCSE—only on those that enter pupils for the examinations. In 2007, 1,092 maintained mainstream schools (34.1 per cent.) entered one or more pupils for GCSE physics.

Pre-school Education

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the evaluation of the Early Learning Partnership Project; what steps he plans to take in respect of the evaluation; and if he will make a statement. [217649]

Beverley Hughes: The Department commissioned the University of Oxford to undertake the national evaluation of this project. I welcome their findings, in particular, that it developed understanding and skills among practitioners on engaging parents in their
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children’s early learning and showed how to reach and engage some vulnerable families in disadvantaged areas. The lessons from the project will inform ongoing work with the voluntary sector and local authorities to improve support for parents and their young children, including the family support strand of the expanded two year old pilot. As an early step, on 25 June we held a national dissemination event on the project outcomes for local authority Early Years Leads, commissioners of parenting and children’s services and voluntary sector providers and we have circulated a briefing on learning from the project to these groups. Other steps include the production of a resource kit demonstrating good practice on working with fathers.


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