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|Key s tage 2 and k ey s tage 3 results for England since 1997|
|Key s tage 2||Key s tage 3|
|Percentage of pupils achieving l evel 4 or above||Percentage of pupils achieving l evel 5 or above( 1,2)||Percentage achieving of pupils l evel 5 or above|
|(1) After 2002 this is referred to as Percentage of pupils achieving Level 5.|
(2) Figures for level 5 or above are not available prior to 2000.
(3) Revised figures.
(4) Not published.
Only includes LA maintained schools whose key stage 2 and key stage 3 results were published in the achievement and attainment tables.
Including academies (new schools) and former City Technology colleges that have converted to academies
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in maintained schools in England were entered for (a) the IGCSE, (b) the International Baccalaureate and (c) the Cambridge Pre-U examination in the last period for which figures are available. 
Jim Knight: In 2007, 717 students in maintained schools (excluding colleges) were entered for the International Baccalaureate. If sixth form and general FE colleges are included, this figure rises to 1,068.
International GCSEs are not accredited qualifications and so the Department does not hold information on the pupils that are entered for them. Crucially, the IGCSE does not meet the requirements of the statutory national curriculum and so no maintained schools should be entering their pupils for this qualification.
The Childrens Plan made clear that whilst our intention is to implement single-level tests on a national basis at the earliest opportunity, any decision to do so will be subject to positive evaluation from the pilot, and to endorsement of this approach from the regulator.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department collates on the (a) charging policies for extended school services and (b) the proportion of parents paying for (i) out of school services and (ii) holiday schemes through child care tax credit. 
Beverley Hughes: None of this information is collected centrally. The Department has issued guidance on planning and funding extended schools, including advice about charging for activities, making clear what can and cannot be charged for. It is for schools to decide what polices to put in place. Information about the use of the child care tax credit is not broken down to this level.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 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. 
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what programmes operating in the London borough of Bexley his Department has funded to encourage university applications; and how much his Department has spent on such programmes in the last 12-month period for which figures are available. 
The Aimhigher programme, funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, the Department for Health, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), brings together universities, colleges and schools in partnership to raise the attainment levels of young people and their aspirations towards higher education. It supports activities such as visits to university, summer schools and mentoring schemes. In the 2007-08 academic year, Aspire, the Aimhigher partnership for London South East (which includes Bexley), is receiving £2.554 million. It is not possible to identify the amount spent specifically in Bexley.
In addition, universities have their own outreach programmes, some of which operate locally, whilst others extend across the country. Universities charging higher level fees have agreements with the Office for Fair Access concerning the additional support they will offer young people from poorer families, together with additional outreach.
Jim Knight: During the early set-up years of the National College for School Leadership, between 2002 and 2005, a public relations campaign was undertaken, under the leadership of its first chief executive, to raise its profile. Invitations to visit the college were sent to the following hon. Members:
Since 2006, the hon. Member for Nottingham North, (Mr. Allen) in whose constituency the college is located, and the hon. Member for Huddersfield, (Mr. Sheerman) have been invited to visit. Since the college's inception, invitations have also been extended to hon. Members in ministerial posts in the Department for Children, Schools and Families and its predecessors.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of schools in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Staffordshire have disposed of playing fields since 1998. 
Kevin Brennan: Since 1998 the proportion of schools which have had applications approved to dispose of school playing fields in (a) the West Midlands is less than 1 per cent. and (b) Staffordshire is also less than 1 per cent.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues on assessing the ability of deaf children in examination in subjects where a listening component is generally required; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Department does not issue guidance on detailed issues relating to examinations; it is for the qualifications regulators and the awarding bodies to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made, in the light of their duties under the Disability Discrimination Act. The Joint Council for Qualifications issues advice on access arrangements on behalf of awarding bodies.
The Government have made clear that the content and curriculum of qualifications should offer all candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding and display their strengths. When
other reasonable adjustments have been considered but cannot be made, we would therefore expect the practice of exemptions from parts of an assessment, and the resulting enhancements of grades to continue.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many press officers the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority employed in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement; 
| Note: No figures are available prior to 2003.|
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