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GCSE: Ethnic Groups

Question for Department for Education

UIN 69680, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) White British, (b) Indian, (c) Bangladeshi, (d) Pakistani, (e) Black African , (f) Black Caribbean, (g) mixed ethnicity and (h) all pupils achieved five good passes at GCSE in each of the last 20 years.

Answered on

9 July 2020

The attached table shows the percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs (including English and mathematics) at grades A*-C (or equivalent) at the end of Key Stage 4 by ethnic grouping. The time series runs from 2004/05 to 2018/19 (the latest available). Care should be taken when comparing results over time due to the way the measures have changed in response to various reforms, e.g. Professor Alison Wolf’s Review of Vocational Education.

The Government is committed to ensuring that every child, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their full potential and our ambitious programme of reform is transforming the education landscape to ensure we deliver the world-class education that every young person deserves.

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