To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students eligible for free school meals took photography GCSE in each of the last six years; and what proportion of all students taking photography GCSE in each of those years those figures represent.

### Answered on

8 March 2017

The table below provides information as requested for the number of pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible free school meals in (i) Graphics GCSE, (ii) textiles GCSE and (iii) photography GCSE[1] in each of the last six years; and the proportion of all students taking each of those GCSEs.

Entries made by | Percentage of entries made by | |||||

Year | FSM | all other pupils | FSM | all other pupils | ||

2010/11 | Graphics GCSE | 5,493 | 773 | 4,720 | 14.1 | 85.9 |

Textiles GCSE | 39,361 | 4,942 | 34,419 | 12.6 | 87.4 | |

Photography GCSE | 9,406 | 1,040 | 8,366 | 11.1 | 88.9 | |

2011/12 | Graphics GCSE | 5,975 | 791 | 5,184 | 13.2 | 86.8 |

Textiles GCSE | 38,246 | 4,754 | 33,492 | 12.4 | 87.6 | |

Photography GCSE | 11,047 | 1,296 | 9,751 | 11.7 | 88.3 | |

2012/13 | Graphics GCSE | 6,335 | 897 | 5,438 | 14.2 | 85.8 |

Textiles GCSE | 34,252 | 4,609 | 29,643 | 13.5 | 86.5 | |

Photography GCSE | 13,650 | 1,774 | 11,876 | 13 | 87 | |

2013/14 | Graphics GCSE | 6,757 | 916 | 5,841 | 13.6 | 86.4 |

Textiles GCSE | 31,523 | 4,326 | 27,197 | 13.7 | 86.3 | |

Photography GCSE | 18,887 | 2,691 | 16,196 | 14.2 | 85.8 | |

2014/15 | Graphics GCSE | 6,605 | 834 | 5,771 | 12.6 | 87.4 |

Textiles GCSE | 29,884 | 3,989 | 25,895 | 13.3 | 86.7 | |

Photography GCSE | 21,218 | 3,150 | 18,068 | 14.8 | 85.2 | |

2015/16 | Graphics GCSE | 5,721 | 734 | 4,987 | 12.8 | 87.2 |

Textiles GCSE | 26,643 | 3,361 | 23,282 | 12.6 | 87.4 | |

Photography GCSE | 21,243 | 3,060 | 18,183 | 14.4 | 85.6 |

Source: Key Stage 4 attainment data

[1] Based on GCSE examinations only - excludes equivalents