1. Please state if there were any occasions in which students of your local authority schools were entered as private or external candidates for GCSE examinations in any subjects, when they are already students of a school in your local authority, in the summer 2019, summer 2018 and summer 2017 exam seasons.
2. If so, please state the number of students of schools in your LEA that have been entered as private or external candidates for GCSE examinations in the above manner, breaking down results by school and by the summer 2019, summer 2018 and summer 2017 exam seasons. Please provide a breakdown of the reasons why they were entered in this manner, if held, for the exam seasons mentioned previously.
3. Please provide any guidance held on the practice of entering students of your local authority schools as external candidates for examinations.
Devon County Council does not hold this information. Information regarding the students of the schools and any practice of schools (which you seek in question 3) is held by the schools themselves and we would therefore recommend that you contact the individual schools for this information. Contact details can be found on our website at: https://www.devon.gov.uk/schools/school/