English Language: GCSE:Written question - 26261

Q
Asked by Ian Austin
(Dudley North)
Asked on: 08 February 2016
Department for Education
English Language: GCSE
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils who achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE in 2015 received (a) A*, (b) A, (c) B and (d) C grade in English.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 19 February 2016

The table below provides information as requested for the percentage of pupils that achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE[1] in 2015 who achieved A*, A, B and C grades in specific GCSE subjects[2].

Percentage of pupils who achieved five A*-C grades in GCSE and achieved the stated grade in the listed subjects

A*

A

B

C

Mathematics

10.7

17.5

27.9

34.4

English Language / Literature[3]

6.1

17.0

23.7

12.7

Core and additional science[4]

1.9

8.7

19.0

14.7

Separate science[5]

6.8

9.9

8.4

3.3

Modern foreign language[6]

7.7

9.7

13.7

18.5

[1] Based on GCSE examinations only - excludes equivalents.

[2] Note that separate figures are provided for the core science and triple award science pathways. Information is not provided for double award science due to low numbers of entries.

[3] Figures include only those pupils who entered both English Language and English Literature (and achieved at least a C in one of them) and are based on the highest grade achieved in either subject.

[4] Figures include only those pupils who entered and achieved the core science pathway (having entered core and additional science and have achieved an A*-C in both) and are based on the highest grade achieved in either of the component subjects.

[5] Figures include only those pupils who entered and achieved the separate science pathway (having entered three of biology, chemistry, physics and computer science and having achieved A*-C in two of them) and are based on the highest grade achieved in any of the component subjects.

[6] Based on the highest grade achieved in any modern foreign language GCSE - if pupils achieved two or more languages and achieved different grades then they only appear once in the figures.

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