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**Mr. Laws:**
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of A-level examinations in * (a)* physics, * (b)* chemistry, * (c)* mathematics, * (d)* information and communications technology and * (e)* a modern language were sat by women in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. [284283]

**Mr. Coaker:**
The information required is as follows:

Number of entries by females | Percentage of entries made by females | All entries | |

Note:Figures relate to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August) in all schools. Source:School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables data. |

The numbers of entries used to answer this PQ are taken from table 11 of the following Statistical First Release:

DCSF: GCEA/CE/Applied A/AS and Equivalent Results in England, 2007/08 (Revised):

**Michael Gove:**
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in * (a)* comprehensive and * (b)* independent schools achieved an A* in GCSE (i) history and (ii) English literature in 2008. [283465]

**Ms Diana R. Johnson:**
The figures are given in the following table:

Number of students who in 2008 achieved A* at GCSE in selected subjects | ||

Subject | Comprehensive | Independent |

Source:National Pupil Database (NPD). |

Figures relate to pupils at the end of key stage 4.

**Mr. Sanders:**
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average change was in the percentage of pupils gaining five A* to C GCSE grades in * (a)* academies and * (b)* other schools between 2004 and 2008. [285430]

**Mr. Coaker:**
Only 11 academies have been open over the full period 2004 to 2008.

The proportion of pupils achieving 5 + GCSEs at grades A*-C or equivalent in these schools increased from 24.2 per cent. in 2004 to 36.9 per cent. in 2008, an increase of 12.7 percentage points. The equivalent figures for all schools (maintained mainstream schools, CTCs and academies) showed an increase from 53.0 per cent. in 2004 to 65.6 per cent. in 2008, an increase of 12.6 percentage points.

The proportion of pupils achieving 5 + GCSEs at grades A*-C or equivalent including English and maths in the 11 academies with data for 2004 and 2008 increased from 12.0 per cent. in 2004 to 26.4 per cent. in 2008, an increase of 14.4 percentage points. Over the same period there was an increase in the proportion of pupils achieving 5 + GCSEs or equivalent including English and maths nationally from 41.1 per cent. to 49.1 per cent., an increase of 8.0 percentage points.

Further detail is provided in the following table:

Maintained mainstream schools, CTCs and academies | Academies with results 2004 to 2008 (11 schools) | |||

5+A* to C (percentage) | 5+A* to C incl. English and maths (percentage) | 5+A* to C (percentage) | 5+A* to C incl. English and maths (percentage) | |

Notes:1. 5 + A* to C (percentage) refers to the proportion of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C. 2. 5 + A* to C (percentage) including English and maths refers to the proportion of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including GCSEs in English and maths at grade C or above. Both measures include equivalent qualifications. 3. The 2007 data for academies are based on only 10 schools because Walsall Academy had no results in 2007. When quoting figures it is advisable to focus on the change between 2004 and 2008 as data for these years are based on the same number of schools and are therefore directly comparable. 4. Coverage for the 'maintained mainstream schools, CTCs and academies' figures is all schools (including the 11 Academies for which results are presented separately). The total number of schools in this category varies year on year. Source:2008 DCSF national pupil database |

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