§ Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information he has on the proportion of year 11 pupils in secondary schools who are not entered for any GCSE examinations; and what information he has available to distinguish between(a) small and large schools, (b) urban and rural schools, (c) schools in deprived and affluent areas and (d) schools with low, average and high unit costs.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
[holding answer 12 April 1994]: The proportion of pupils aged 15 in maintained schools excluding special schools in England at the beginning of the 1992–93 academic year who were not entered for any GCSE examination by the summer of 1993 is estimated to be 3.9 per cent. Information by size of 15-year-old age group in school is given in the table. Analyses by population density, by type of area or by unit costs are not readily available.