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A report on schools: progress in the last ten years and challenges ahead

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Cabinet Office

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Slide 1 Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit 30th November 2006 A report on schools: progress in the last ten years and challenges ahead 2 Declining number of failing schools 0 200 400 600 800 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 Less than 25% of pupils achieving 5 good GCSEs In 'special measures' 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 % a c h i e v i n g 5 G C S E A * - C ' s Any subject Incl. Maths and English (1) National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 2 in England, DfES, 2006 (2) GCSE and Equivalent Results and Associated Value Added Measures in England (97/98 to 05/06), DfES (3) DfES 25% more young people now achieve five good GCSEs, compared to 1997 2 S o u r c e : ( 2 ) An extra 100,000 11 year olds have the mastery of English they need to succeed at secondary school 1 Number of failing secondary schools S o u r c e : ( 1 ) The number of schools below this 25% floor target has fallen from 616 in 1997, to around 60 in 2006. Whereas the number achieving over 70% has increased from around 80, to nearly 600 3 • In 1998, 170,000 GCSE candidates studied in local authorities in which less than 40% of pupils achieved five good GCSEs. In 2006, no candidates studied in such local authorities 2 • In 1998, only two of the 13 inner-London boroughs had 45% of students achieving five good GCSEs. In 2006, they all achieved this milestone 2 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 % a c h i e v i n g l e v e l 4 o r a b o v e a

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