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Question for Department for Education

UIN 180635, tabled on 17 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in GCSE results in (a) Coventry South, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in the last five years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

23 October 2018

The Department publishes pupil attainment in a number of headline measures for each school, local authority, parliamentary constituency and region of England; these figures can be compared to the national average for all pupils.

Headline measures for Key Stage 4 for each region in England for the academic years 2009/10 – 2017/18 can be found here:[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-gcses-key-stage-4.[2]

Due to changes in methodology and headline measures, these figures are not comparable year on year after 2013/14.

The last five years’ Key Stage 4 figures for Coventry South Parliamentary Constituency, Coventry Local Authority, the West Midlands region and England are summarised in the tables attached.

[1] Headline measures include GCSEs and GCSE equivalents.

[2] For 2009/10 – 2014/15 select the ‘revised’ publication for 2014/15 and open the ‘main local authority tables’ and then table LA2 which presents a time series of the headline measure. For 2015/16 - 2017/18 the headline measures were changed they can be found in revised publication for each year, in the LA tables, in table LA1.

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