Mathematics: GCE A-Level

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals in (i) maintained, (ii) comprehensive and (iii) independent schools were entered for further mathematics A-level in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships)

holding answer 25 February 2010

In 2008, free school meals entries for further mathematics are given in the table.

Number of pupils eligible for FSM entered for GCE A level in further mathematics Percentage of pupils eligible for FSM entered for GCE A level in further mathematics Number of pupils eligible for FSM entered for GCE A level in further mathematics Percentage of pupils eligible for FSM entered for GCE A level in further mathematics
Comprehensive schools 42 1.0 2,499 2.2
Maintained schools 53 1.1 3,743 2.7

Figures relate to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August 2007) in maintained schools only who were eligible for free school meals.

Percentages are of all pupils with appropriate free school meal eligibility in the relevant institution type who were entered for at least one GCE/Applied GCE A level/Double Award in 2008.

Information on free school meal eligibility is not available for Independent schools. The figures also do not include entries of students in further education sector colleges previously eligible for free school meals.

Figures for comprehensive schools are also included within the figures for maintained schools.

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