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Parliamentary Question and Answer

31st January 2005


Mr. [David] Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average GCSE point scores were for each category of school in England in 2003/04. [211638]

Mr. Stephen Twigg: The following table shows the average GCSE and equivalents point score by school type by the end of 2003/04.

School type (admissions basis) Average GCSE and equivalents point score
Comprehensive schools (27) 337.5
Selective schools 499.2
Modern schools 308.3
Other maintained schools (28) 44.3
All maintained schools 335.1
Independent schools (29) 406.2
All schools 340.3

(27) Including City Technology Colleges and Academies.
(28) Including community and foundation special schools, hospital schools and pupil referral units.
(29) Including non-maintained special schools.