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Question for Department for Education

UIN 49004, tabled on 17 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average five A* to C percentage pass rate for (a) low, (b) middle and (c) high attainers was in (i) selective, (ii) partially selective and (iii) comprehensive local education authority areas in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Answered on

2 November 2016

The most recent published figures for the five A* to C (including English and maths) measure, including breakdowns by prior attainment, were published in January 2016 in the 2015 revised Statistical First Release for GCSE and equivalent results.[1]

A new secondary school accountability system has been implemented from 2016, and five A* to C (including English and maths) is no longer a headline measure. Provisional data for the suite of new secondary headline measures was published in October 2016 and the breakdown for one of the measures, Attainment 8, is available in the 2016 Statistical First Release for GCSE and equivalent results.[2]

The Department does not publish the data requested broken down by Local Authority selection policy. Breakdowns are available at national level by school admissions basis, including categories for selective and comprehensive schools.

[1] Table 6b of the Main National Tables of SFR01/2016, available from:

[2] Table 4b of The National Tables of SFR48/2016, available from:

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