Arts: GCSE:Written question - 64791

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Asked on: 21 February 2017
Department for Education
Arts: GCSE
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals have taken (i) art, (ii) music and (iii) drama GCSE in each of the last six years; and what proportion of all students taking each of those GCSEs those figures represent.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 08 March 2017

The table below provides information as requested for the number of pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible free school meals in (i) art, (ii) music and (iii) drama GCSE[1] in each of the last six years; and the proportion of all pupils in each of those GCSEs those figures represent.

Numbers by

Percentage by

Year

All Pupils

FSM

all other pupils

FSM

all other pupils

2010/11

Art and Design GCSE

140,864

17,502

123,362

12.4

87.6

Drama GCSE

66,697

7,300

59,397

10.9

89.1

Music GCSE

37,995

2,760

35,235

7.3

92.7

2011/12

Art and Design GCSE

136,451

17,066

119,385

12.5

87.5

Drama GCSE

62,721

7,395

55,326

11.8

88.2

Music GCSE

35,750

2,674

33,076

7.5

92.5

2012/13

Art and Design GCSE

141,512

18,973

122,539

13.4

86.6

Drama GCSE

62,145

7,587

54,558

12.2

87.8

Music GCSE

36,426

3,005

33,421

8.2

91.8

2013/14

Art and Design GCSE

151,678

21,411

130,267

14.1

85.9

Drama GCSE

63,767

8,012

55,755

12.6

87.4

Music GCSE

37,736

3,373

34,363

8.9

91.1

2014/15

Art and Design GCSE

157,293

22,217

135,076

14.1

85.9

Drama GCSE

63,665

7,797

55,868

12.2

87.8

Music GCSE

39,000

3,571

35,429

9.2

90.8

2015/16

Art and Design GCSE

148,940

20,640

128,300

13.9

86.1

Drama GCSE

61,041

7,046

53,995

11.5

88.5

Music GCSE

37,326

3,455

33,871

9.3

90.7

Source: Key Stage 4 attainment data

[1] Based on GCSE examinations only - excludes equivalents

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