To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils who achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE in 2015 received (a) A*, (b) A, (c) B and (d) C grade in English.
19 February 2016
The table below provides information as requested for the percentage of pupils that achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE in 2015 who achieved A*, A, B and C grades in specific GCSE subjects.
Percentage of pupils who achieved five A*-C grades in GCSE and achieved the stated grade in the listed subjects
English Language / Literature
Core and additional science
Modern foreign language
 Based on GCSE examinations only - excludes equivalents.
 Note that separate figures are provided for the core science and triple award science pathways. Information is not provided for double award science due to low numbers of entries.
 Figures include only those pupils who entered both English Language and English Literature (and achieved at least a C in one of them) and are based on the highest grade achieved in either subject.
 Figures include only those pupils who entered and achieved the core science pathway (having entered core and additional science and have achieved an A*-C in both) and are based on the highest grade achieved in either of the component subjects.
 Figures include only those pupils who entered and achieved the separate science pathway (having entered three of biology, chemistry, physics and computer science and having achieved A*-C in two of them) and are based on the highest grade achieved in any of the component subjects.
 Based on the highest grade achieved in any modern foreign language GCSE - if pupils achieved two or more languages and achieved different grades then they only appear once in the figures.