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General Certificate of Secondary Education: Gender

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the gap between girls' and boys' performance in GCSE examinations; and if he will make a statement. [166619]

Jim Knight: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) on 15 October 2007, Official Report, column 870W.

General Certificate of Secondary Education: Standards

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils achieved five or more A* to C GCSEs (a) in all subjects and (b) including mathematics and English in (i) each local authority area and (ii) England in each year from 1997-98 to 2006-07; and what estimate he has made of the equivalent expected figures in 2007-08. [166338]

Jim Knight: The relevant figures are provided in the time series which have been placed in the Library.

We cannot provide an expected figure for 2007-08.

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils (a) from each ethnic group, (b) entitled to free school meals and (c) with English as a second language achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C in each year from 1997 to 2007; and if he will make a statement. [166689]

Jim Knight: The available data are shown in the following tables. Data prior to 2002 are not available and 2007 data will not be available until 27 November. They will be published on the Department’s website at:


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Achievements at GCSE and equivalents, 2002-06 by ethnicity and gender
5+ A*-C 5+ A*-C inc E and M Any passes
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2005 2006 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Boys

White

44.3

46.2

47.4

50.3

53.0

39.0

40.5

932

93.7

95.5

96.2

96.8

White British

46.1

47.3

50.2

52.9

38 9

40.4

93.8

95.6

96.2

96.8

Irish

58.4

54.0

59.4

57.2

47.2

46.3

95.1

95.6

96.0

95.7

Traveller of Irish Heritage

43.3

23.3

22.9

14.0

22.9

7.0

82.5

76.7

60.4

71.9

Gypsy/Roma

24.4

150

7.9

9.3

6.3

2.3

78.9

74.0

74.6

77.9

Any other white background

46.3

49.3

54.2

55.0

42.1

42.4

90.3

93.5

96.7

96.9

Mixed

42.7

44.8

490

50.7

37.3

38.7

92.4

94.1

95.4

96.5

White and Black Caribbean

32.3

34.1

37.6

39.9

25.8

27.5

92.4

92.9

94.3

95.5

White and Black African

39.5

43.5

48.4

51.8

35.0

38.7

90.5

93.1

96.0

97.0

White and Asian

60.6

61.4

64.2

65.6

53.6

56.1

95.9

96.2

96.9

97.8

Any other mixed background

44.9

47.1

52.6

54.0

40.8

41.3

91.1

94.4

95.5

96.6

Asian

47.1

49.4

53.4

55.5

39.8

41.4

95.5

96.8

98.1

97.9

Indian

56.9

60.3

61.6

64.8

67.1

52.4

54.3

97.1

97.3

98.0

98.9

98.9

Pakistani

32.6

35.7

38.8

43.2

45.4

28.8

30.6

93.4

94.3

96.4

97.5

97.6

Bangladeshi

38.0

38.5

41.0

46.7

50.9

31.0

35.4

92.2

94.6

96.5

97.5

97.6

Any other Asian background

53.8

54.8

59.0

57.8

46.6

43.7

94.1

94.6

98.2

96.4

Black

29.1

31.9

37.7

41.0

25.2

27.4

91.6

94.1

96.6

96.8

Black Caribbean

21.9

25.1

27.3

33.3

36.5

21.2

22.7

90.3

91.6

94.2

95.7

96.3

Black African

31.0

34.1

37.3

42.9

45.2

29.7

31.7

90.2

91.9

94.3

978

97.4

Any other black background

27.6

27.2

29.8

33.7

39.4

22.2

25.0

89.2

91.1

93.1

95.3

95.8

Chinese

66.8

70.9

69.5

77.1

75.5

62.8

59.7

93.9

95.3

95.4

98.7

99.2

Any other ethnic group

40.0

41,3

430

49.3

51.0

36.3

37.3

89.4

88.5

91.5

96.5

96.2

Unclassified

45.1

43.1

42.7

44.8

47.5

34.0

35.8

91.7

91.4

93.9

95.3

95.3

All pupils

43.7

45.5

46.8

49.9

52.6

38.4

39.9

93.1

93.5

95.4

96.3

96.8

Girls

White

55.0

56.7

57.4

60.2

62.3

47.1

48.5

95.1

95.7

96.9

97.4

97.8

White British

56.6

57.3

60.1

622

47.0

484

95.8

96.9

97.4

97.8

Irish

61.8

62.5

65.8

65.0

54.1

53.6

96.3

96.8

97.1

97.4

Traveller of Irish Heritage

39.1

39.7

22.2

23.2

19.0

14.5

82.8

82.5

76.2

81.2

Gypsy/Roma

22.5

12.7

20.0

11.8

11.3

5.9

78.3

81.3

80.0

79.4

Any other white background

58.2

61.3

63.7

65.3

50.4

51.3

93.7

95.9

97.7

98.0

Mixed

55.4

54.4

59.9

61.2

46.2

46.8

94.9

95.9

97.3

97.4

White and Black Caribbean

46.8

449

50.0

54.2

34.8

37.4

94.4

95.3

96.2

97.0

White and Black African

55.1

51

62.1

61.5

46.2

47.3

92.7

93.8

97.8

969

White and Asian

68.6

69.9

70.6

72.1

59.6

62.6

96.4

97.2

98.6

97.8

Any other mixed background

57.7

57.1

64.2

63.3

51.1

49.1

95.1

962

977

97.7

Asian

59

61.4

64.3

66.9

48.4

51.1

96.9

98

98.7

98.9

Indian

68.8

70.3

71.9

75.8

76.6

62.8

64.3

97.6

98.1

988

99.3

99.4

Pakistani

44.9

48.1

52.1

54.1

57.9

36.5

39.0

95.3

96.4

97.7

98.2

98.3

Bangladeshi

49.0

526

55.2

585

62.2

37.9

42.4

95.1

96.4

97.8

99.0

99.4

Any other Asian background

64.6

65.9

69.2

72.4

55.6

60.7

94

96.1

97.7

98.6

Black

43.1

45.9

51.4

55.1

36.0

39.8

94

96

981

98.2

Black Caribbean

368

403

43.8

49.4

52.9

32.5

36.0

946

957

96.9

98.4

98.5

Black African

43.7

46.8

48.9

53.3

56.7

39.8

43.3

91.8

92.2

95.2

98.1

98.2

Any other black background

425

40.3

43

50.8

55.7

33.5

38.1

93.6

94

95.5

96.7

97.1

Chinese

73.5

79.2

79.1

85.1

84.8

75.2

72.2

95.6

96.1

96.9

99.4

98.9

Any other ethnic group

54.1

51.2

54.4

59.1

62.3

44.8

46.7

92.4

91.4

93.9

972

973

Unclassified

55.4

52.2

52

54.7

57.1

42.6

43.1

94.2

93.4

95.4

96.7

97.1

All pupils

54.6

56.1

57

60.0

62.2

46.7

48.2

95.0

956

96.8

97.5

97.9

Total

White

49.5

51.3

52.3

55.1

57.5

43.0

44.4

942

94.7

96.2

96.8

97.3

White British

51.3

52.3

55.0

57.5

42.9

44.3

94.7

96.2

96.8

97.3

Irish

60.1

58.3

62.6

61.3

50.7

50.1

95.7

96.2

96.6

96.6

Traveller of Irish Heritage

41.6

30.2

225

19.0

20.7

11.1

82.6

79.2

69.4

77.0

Gypsy/Roma

23.2

13.5

14.7

10.4

9.1

3.9

78.5

78.6

77.6

78.6

Any other white background

52

55

58.9

60.1

462

46.8

91.9

946

97.2

97.5

Mixed

49.3

49.7

54.6

56.1

41.9

42.8

93.7

95

96.4

96.9

White and Black Caribbean

39 9

397

44.1

47.3

30.5

32.6

93.4

94.2

95.3

96.3

White and Black African

47.5

47.1

55.5

56.8

40.8

43.1

91.6

93.5

97.0

96.9

White and Asian

64.7

65.7

67.4

68.9

56.6

59.4

96.2

96.7

97.7

97.8

Any other mixed background

51.6

52.3

58.6

58.7

46.1

45.2

932

95.3

96.7

97.2

Asian

52.8

55.3

58.7

61.0

44.0

46.1

96.2

97.4

98.4

98.4

Indian

62.6

65.2

66.6

70.1

71.7

574

59.1

97.4

97.7

98.4

99.1

99.1

Pakistani

38.5

41.5

45.2

48.4

51.4

32.5

34.6

94.3

95.3

97

978

97.9

Bangladeshi

43.3

45.5

484

52.7

56.6

34.5

39.0

93.6

955

97.2

98.3

98.6

Any other Asian background

59

60

63.8

646

50.8

51.6

94

95.3

98.0

97.4

Black

36.3

39

44.7

48.1

30.7

33.6

92.9

951

973

97.5

Black Caribbean

29.2

329

35.7

41.7

44.9

27.1

29.5

92.4

937

956

97.1

97.4

Black African

37.4

40.7

43.3

48.3

51.0

35.0

37.5

91.0

92

94.8

97.9

978

Any other black background

35.2

33.6

362

41.7

47.1

27.5

31 2

91.4

92.5

943

95.9

96.4

Chinese

70.1

74.8

74.2

81.0

80.0

68.8

65.8

94.7

95.7

96.1

99.0

99.1

Any other ethnic group

46.8

45.8

48.4

54.0

56.3

40.3

41.7

90.9

89.8

926

96.9

96.7

Unclassified

502

47.4

47 1

49.6

52.1

38.2

39.3

93.0

923

94.6

96.0

96.2

All pupils

49.0

507

51.9

54.9

57.3

42 5

44.0

94.0

94.5

96.1

96.9

97.3

Sources:
2002 http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000448/index.shtml
2003 http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000448/index.shtml
2004 http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000564/index.shtml
2005 http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000640/index.shtml
2006 http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000708/index.shtml

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