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Sixth Forms and Colleges

Education and Skills written question – answered on 1st May 2002.

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Photo of Mr Alan Hurst Mr Alan Hurst Labour, Braintree

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills

(1) how many A-level pass certificates were awarded to students in (a) sixth forms in mainstream schools and (b) colleges of further education in England in each year from 1995 to 2001;

(2) how many students completed A-level courses at (a) sixth forms in mainstream schools and (b) colleges of further education in England and Wales in each year from 1995 to 2001.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Skills and Vocational Education)

The information requested for England is shown in the table.

(a) Mainstream schools (b) FE sector colleges
Number of 17-year-olds entered for GCE A-levels
1994–95 89,868 54,284
1995–96 91,796 57,636
1996–97 100,281 62,308
1997–98 105,855 62,582
1998–99 106,857 60,328
1999–2000 108,134 59,168
2000–01 111,141 59,133
Number of GCE A-levels resulting in a pass(8)
1994–95 231,709 122,603
1995–96 247,198 133,503
1996–97 274,574 149,929
1997–98 293,596 153,805
1998–99 298,692 151,447
1999–2000 303,762 150,627
2000–01 314,274 157,179

(8) Grades A-E

The information for schools and colleges in Wales is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

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