"Hi Chris, Your recent blog entry regarding KS4 improvements since 2001.... well, since you asked, I thought I'd work it out. In 2001, 39.6% of 8271 pupils in Leeds schools achieved 5+ A*-C, which is 3275 pupils. In 2008 we believe that more than 62% of pupils will have achieved 5+A*-C, which is at least 5355. Which means an extra 2080 pupils will have achieved the 5+A*-C standard at KS4 - great stuff !
OK Andy, so over the years from 2001 to 2008 how many young people have achieved good GCSEs compared to the 2001 baseline?