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Question for Department for Education

UIN 182779, tabled on 23 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of GCSE entries in (a) state and (b) independent schools were IGCSEs in 2018.

Answered on

26 October 2018

For pupils at the end of key stage 4 in 2018, the number of international GCSE entries and their proportion of GCSE and equivalent entries in 2017/18 is provided below:

Institution type

Number of international GCSE entries

As a proportion of
GCSE and equivalents

State-funded

7,824

0.2%

Independent

26,024

10.9%

Other (e.g. Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Provision)

337

1.4%

All schools

34,185

0.8%

For pupils at the end of key stage 4 in 2018, the number of entries in approved international GCSEs (those which count in the department’s school and college performance tables), and their proportion of all GCSE and equivalent entries in 2017/18 counted in performance tables, is provided below:

Institution type

Number of international GCSE entries

As a proportion of
GCSE and equivalents

State-funded

5,782

0.1%

Independent

1,848

0.9%

Other (e.g. Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Provision)

21

0.1%

All schools

7,651

0.2%

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