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GCSE: Citizenship

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils sat a GCSE in citizenship studies in each of the last five years; [276839]

(2) how many pupils sat GCSEs in both citizenship studies and history in each year since 1997. [276840]

Jim Knight: The information required is given in the table. The GCSE short course in citizenship has only been available for the past five years.

Number of pupils attempting history and citizenship in 2003/04 to 2007/08

GCSE short course in citizenship Both full GCSE history and GCSE short course in citizenship

2004

24,415

8,365

2005

36,207

11,947

2006

51,296

17,323

2007

67,295

21,739

2008

84,588

26,384

Notes:
1. Figures in 2003/04 relate to 15-year-olds (age at start of academic year, ie 31 August) in all schools.
2. Figures for 2005 onwards relate to pupils at the end of Key Stage 4.

National Curriculum Tests

Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which official of his Department minuted the meeting of 17 June 2008 between the Minister of State for Schools and David Gee about national curriculum tests; and if he will make a statement. [278089]

Jim Knight: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1450W. My private secretary took a note of the meeting on 17 June 2008.

National Curriculum Tests: Reading Berkshire

Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils who attended a school in the Reading Local Education Authority area took the Key Stage 3 tests in (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) science attained the same or a lower level than they attained at Key Stage 2 (i) in total and (ii) for pupils who attained (A) level 3, (B) level 4 and (C) level 5 at Key Stage 2 in each year since 1997; [248861]

(2) how many and what proportion of pupils who attended a school in the Reading Local Education Authority area and attained level 5 or below in the Key Stage 3 tests in (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) science in 2007 had previously attained level 5 or above at Key Stage 2. [248862]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The information is in the following tables. Data for other years can be only provided at disproportionate cost.


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Attainment( 1) of pupils( 2) in all schools at key stage 2 (2004) and key stage 3 (2007) analysed by subject—Year: 2007 (Revised); Coverage: Reading
Percentage achieving key stage 3 level
Key stage 2 level Unable to access test B N 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Level 5 or above Level 6 or above

English—91% of pupils with a valid result in English at key stage 3(3) also have a valid result in English at key stage 2(4)

Disapplied

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

B

0

58

21

x

x

x

0

0

100

x

0

N

0

50

23

13

x

x

0

0

100

x

0

2

0

15

31

23

31

0

0

0

100

0

0

3

0

6

8

8

45

31

0

0

100

31

0

4

0

x

1

2

14

60

16

5

100

81

21

5

0

0

0

0

0

17

47

35

100

99

82

Maths—89% of pupils with a valid result in Maths at key stage 3(5) also have a valid result in Maths at key stage 2(6)

Disapplied

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

B

0

32

0

x

52

x

0

0

0

0

100

0

0

N

0

0

x

x

58

30

0

0

0

0

100

0

0

2

0

0

x

0

25

67

0

0

0

0

100

0

0

3

0

x

x

0

10

41

34

11

0

0

100

45

11

4

0

0

0

0

x

4

30

48

15

x

100

94

64

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

x

7

33

60

100

100

99

Science—89% of pupils with a valid result in Science at key stage 3(7) also have a valid result in Science at key stage 2(8)

Disapplied

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

B

0

x

x

0

67

0

0

0

0

100

0

0

N

0

0

36

0

27

27

0

0

0

100

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

38

54

0

0

0

100

0

0

3

0

x

4

x

23

50

16

0

0

100

16

0

4

0

0

1

x

3

23

55

16

1

100

71

16

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

13

27

58

100

98

86

(1) Results of key stage 2 and key stage 3 tests, not teacher assessments.
(2) Only pupils with a valid level at both key stage 2 and key stage 3 are included.
(3) Valid results in KS3 English include levels 3-7, B, N, A, unable to access test and malpractice cases. Absent and Malpractice not shown within table.
(4) Valid results in KS2 English include levels 2-6, D, B, N, A. Absent not shown within table.
(5) Valid results in KS3 Maths include levels 3-8, B, N, A, unable to access test and malpractice cases. Absent and Malpractice not shown within table.
(6) Valid results in KS2 Maths include levels 2-6, D, B, N, A. Absent not shown within table.
(7) Valid results in KS3 Science include levels 3-7, B, N, A, unable to access test and malpractice cases. Absent and Malpractice not shown within table.
(8) Valid results in KS2 Science include levels 2-6, D, B, N, A. Absent not shown within table.
Note:
‘x’ = Percentage suppressed due to small numbers

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