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Twenty five out of the city's 76 secondary schools failed to equip teenagers with five or more GCSEs graded A to C, including English and maths.
Now the Government has called on Birmingham City Council to focus on the issue.
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Birmingham's overall pass rate for the proportion of teenagers getting five or more good GCSEs graded A to C is 59 per cent.
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Ms Kurowska said some schools dangerously focused on easier subjects to boost their pass rate.
High sees a five A to C pass rate plummet from 60 per cent to just seven per cent.
"Having made good general progress Birmingham should now focus on this.
"Business has been saying for some time that school leavers are not ready for the world of work."
The fault line means nearly 60 per cent of the city's 16 year olds arrived at the end of compulsory education without a good grasp of literacy and numeracy.
However the school's head Denise Burns said: "We knew what our next goal had to be and have already negotiated with school governors to set an improvement target in English and mathematics as our priority objective for student progress in 2006 7.".
The figures are highlighted in today's Government league tables on secondary school performance, which place a new emphasis on attainment in the two core subjects.
Kasia Kurowska, policy adviser at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: "The drop in GCSE qualification attainment when English and maths are taken into account is troubling.
Kings Norton High School last night defended its attainment, claiming it had made massive progress improving its five A to C pass rate from a low starting base of just 16 per cent two years ago.
"This is the first year we have published the number of pupils getting five good GCSEs including maths and English," said Schools Minister Jim Knight.
which went from a 59 per cent pass rate to 13 per cent and Hodge Hill, which slid from 64 per cent to 17 per cent.
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