Sixth-form Education

Education written question – answered on 25th June 2012.

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Photo of Tom Blenkinsop Tom Blenkinsop Opposition Whip (Commons) 25th June 2012

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of school sixth forms and sixth-form colleges.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb The Minister for Schools 25th June 2012

holding answer 19 June 2012

The GCE/Applied GCE A/AS and equivalent examination results in England, 2010/11 (revised) Statistical First Release, published in January shows the following comparative information for 16 to 18-year-old students entered for level 3 examinations.

Institution type Average point score per entry for all level 3 qualifications(1) Average point score per student for all three qualifications Percentage achieving two or more A-levels (or equivalent)(2) Percentage achieving three or more A* or A grades at A-level including double awards(2)
Sixth-form colleges 211.5 809.7 98.1 10.2
All maintained schools(3) 213.0 779.9 97.2 11.0
(1) This includes students entered for a GCE or Applied GCE A-level or other level 3 qualification equivalent in size to an A-level. (2) This includes students entered for GCE/Applied GCE A-levels and Double Awards. (3) This includes city technology colleges and academies.

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