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Citizenship: GCSE

Question for Department for Education

UIN 201705, tabled on 23 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students sat the Citizenship GCSE in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012, (e) 2013 and (f) 2014.

Answered on

30 June 2014

Information on pupil entries in citizenship GCSE short courses is published in the “GCSE and equivalent results in England, 2012 to 2013 (revised)”[1] Statistical First Releases for each year. Information on the number of pupils entering citizenship GCSE full courses for 2010/11 to 2012/13 is provided in the following table. Prior to 2010/10, citizenship GCSE full courses did not exist. Provisional GCSE results for 2013/14 will be available in October 2014.

Pupils at the end of key stage 4 entering citizenship at GCSE1
Years: 2010/11 - 2012/132,3
Coverage: England
Number of pupils
2010/11 8,339
2011/12 10,364
2012/13 10,707
Source: Key stage 4 attainment data
1. Includes full course GCSEs only.
2. Discounting has been applied so that only the best grade is counted where pupils have taken the same subject more than once, and only one entry is counted in these circumstances.
3. Includes entries and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years.

[1] 2009/10 -

2008/09 -

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