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(c) Number of 15-year-old pupils( 1) achieving a grade C or above in physics GCSE
Thousand
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

North East

1.8

1.8

2.0

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

2.0

North West

3.7

5.4

5.2

5.0

5.1

4.9

4.9

5.1

5.2

Merseyside(2)

1.5

Yorkshire and Humberside

2.8

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.6

3.0

3.2

East Midlands

1.5

1.7

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.1

2.3

2.8

West Midlands

3.0

3.6

3.6

3.6

3.6

3.6

3.9

4.1

4.3

East

2.6

2.7

2.8

3.0

3.1

3.4

3.5

4.0

4.1

London

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.1

4.2

4.2

4.8

5.3

5.7

South East

6.6

6.9

7.5

7.6

8.0

8.0

8.2

8.9

9.5

South West

3.3

3.4

3.5

3.8

4.0

4.0

4.2

4.3

4.8



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25 July 2006 : Column 1448W
(d) Number of 15-year-old pupils( 1) achieving a grade C or above in chemistry GCSE
Thousand
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

North East

1.9

1.9

2.0

2.0

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.8

2.0

North West

3.9

5.5

5.3

5.1

5.2

5.1

5.1

5.2

5.2

Merseyside(2)

1.6

Yorkshire and Humberside

2.9

2.8

2.8

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.7

3.0

3.1

East Midlands

1.6

1.8

1.8

1.9

1.9

2.1

2.1

2.3

2.8

West Midlands

3.0

3.6

3.5

3.6

3.6

3.7

4.0

4.1

4.4

East

2.6

2.7

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

4.0

4.2

London

3.9

4.2

4.3

4.2

4.3

4.3

4.9

5.4

5.7

South East

6.7

7.0

7.6

7.6

8.1

8.0

8.3

8.8

9.6

South West

3.3

3.5

3.5

3.7

4.0

4.1

4.2

4.3

4.9


(e) Number of 15 year old pupils( 1) achieving a grade C or above in history GCSE
Thousand
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

North East

5.8

5.3

5.4

5.3

5.7

5.4

5.4

5.6

5.4

North West

13.3

15.5

15.8

16.1

16.5

16.7

16.2

17.1

17.7

Merseyside(2)

3.3

Yorkshire and Humberside

11.2

9.9

10.6

10.9

11.1

11.0

11.5

11.9

12.0

East Midlands

9.3

8.5

9.0

9.2

9.4

9.9

10.2

10.7

10.9

West Midlands

12.6

11.4

12.4

12.3

12.6

12.9

13.4

14.0

14.0

East

14.2

13.6

13.9

14.3

14.4

14.6

14.9

16.3

17.0

London

14.9

14.4

14.4

14.9

15.6

15.6

16.3

18.0

18.6

South East

21.5

19.9

20.5

21.3

21.9

21.9

23.0

24.6

24.9

South West

11.7

11.7

11.6

12.3

12.4

12.8

12.9

13.8

14.3

(1 )Pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year, i.e. 31 August. (2 )Merseyside was absorbed into North West post-1997.

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