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Languages: Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 24927, tabled on 29 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many entrants there were for GCSE and A-level (a) Gujarati and (b) Hindi by (i) exam board and (ii) each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last five years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

9 February 2016

The Department for Education produces statistics for England only.

The table attached provides information on the number of GCSE entries in Gujarati of pupils by examining board and region between 2010/11 to 2014/15.[1], [2]

The table below shows the number of entries in this region and across England as a whole[3].

Number of A level entries in Gujarati by pupils aged 16 to 18[4] in institutions[5]

Year

Subject

Exam board

England

2015

Gujarati

OCR

Supp

2014

Gujarati

OCR

7

2013

Gujarati

OCR

4

2012

Gujarati

OCR

7

2011

Gujarati

OCR

9

Hindi is not currently offered at GCSEs and A Levels. Therefore no information is available on GCSE or A level Hindi qualification over the last five years.

[1] Coverage is for all state-funded schools (including academies and CTCs) in England

[2] Figure has been suppressed due to low numbers (1 or 2 pupils) or where secondary suppression has been applied.

[3] Figure has been suppressed due to low numbers (1 or 2 pupils)

[4] Covers students aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of each academic year, i.e. 31 August.

[5] If qualifications taken by a student are in the same subject area and similar in content ‘discounting’ rules have been applied to avoid double counting qualifications (see SFR main text) at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/a-level-and-other-level-3-results-2013-to-2014-revised

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