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Tom Blenkinsop (Opposition Whip (Commons); Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Labour)

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.

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Nick Gibb (The Minister for Schools; Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Conservative)

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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