GCSE:Written question - 47820

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Asked on: 10 October 2016
Department for Education
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children obtained five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and mathematics in (a) selective, (b) partially selective and (c) comprehensive local authority areas in the last year for which data is available; and what that proportion was by ethnic group in each of those categories.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 13 October 2016

The table below shows the number and percentage of pupils achieving five A* to C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics by ethnicity, for areas with different selection policies.

Pupils at state funded schools at the end of key stage 4 2015

Ethnicity

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics

Fully selective areas1

White

39,190

58.7

Mixed

1,976

66.4

Asian

3,358

75

Black

1,665

62.6

Chinese

268

85.8

Any other ethnic group

387

70.8

Unclassified

414

66.2

All pupils

47,258

60.6

Pupils at state funded schools at the end of key stage 4 2015

Ethnicity

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics

Partially selective areas2

White

98,600

58.2

Mixed

5,101

58.5

Asian

12,857

62.4

Black

4,992

50.2

Chinese

488

81.4

Any other ethnic group

1,727

57.2

Unclassified

1,197

57

All pupils

124,962

58.4

Pupils at state funded schools at the end of key stage 4 2015

Ethnicity

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-C grade GCSEs including English and mathematics

Non-selective areas

White

299,490

56.4

Mixed

15,332

57.2

Asian

32,578

60.3

Black

20,281

52.4

Chinese

1,264

75.6

Any other ethnic group

5,336

59.2

Unclassified

4,253

49.9

All pupils

378,534

56.6

Source: key stage 4 attainment data: final

Notes: 1. Includes schools in the following areas which operate area wide arrangements for academic selection: Bexley, Buckinghamshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Medway, Slough, Southend, Sutton, Torbay and Trafford.

2. Includes schools in twenty-six local authorities that have selective schools operating their own arrangements for academic selection.

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