English Baccalaureate:Written question - 1240

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Asked by Tom Watson
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Asked on: 26 June 2017
Department for Education
English Baccalaureate
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils in England were entered for the EBacc combination of subjects during the 2015-16 academic year.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 04 July 2017

The proportion of pupils at the end of Key Stage 41, in state funded schools2 in England, who were entered for the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects during the 2015-16 academic year is 39.7 per cent.

This data was published as part of the post errata (final) Key stage 4 attainment data update on the school performance tables website.3

1 Pupils are identified as being at the end of key stage 4 if they were on roll at a school and in year 11 at the time of the January 2016 school census. Age is calculated as at 31 August 2015, and the majority of pupils at the end of key stage 4 were aged 15 at the start of the academic year. Some pupils may complete this key stage in an earlier or later year group.

2 State-funded schools include academies, free schools, city technology colleges, further education colleges with provision for 14- to 16-year-olds and state-funded special schools. They exclude independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools and alternative provision.

3 Figures from 2009/10 – 2014/15 are taken from: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-results-2015-to-2016-provisional (“National tables: SFR48/2016” document, table 1b). Figures for 2015/16 are taken from 2015/16 final data published in the download data section of the school performance tables website: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/download-data?currentstep=datatypes&regiontype=all&la=0&downloadYear=2015-2016&datatypes=ks4

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