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Higher Education: Brighton

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of schools in Brighton and Hove council area sent at least one pupil to the university of (a) Oxford and (b) Cambridge in each of the last 13 years.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The information is in the following table and is provided by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Schools in Brighton and Hove with Applicants accepted to full-time undergraduate courses at Oxford university or university of Cambridge via UCAS
  Oxford university University of Cambridge
Year of entry Number of schools with acceptances Percentage of schools with acceptances Number of schools with acceptances Percentage of schools with acceptances
2001 5 56 4 44
2002 3 33 5 56
2003 3 33 5 56
2004 4 40 7 70
2005 2 20 4 40
2006 5 33 4 27
2007 4 36 6 55
2008 5 42 5 42
2009 6 46 5 38
2010 4 31 5 38
Source: UCAS

Schools have been identified as those with a postcode in the Brighton and Hove local authority. The figures cover schools classed by UCAS as comprehensive, grammar, independent and other secondary schools in England. Other kinds of centres have not contributed to this analysis. Only schools from which UCAS received applications in the cycle concerned have contributed to the proportion calculation. Figures do not account for students accepted to Oxford or Cambridge who applied directly, rather than via UCAS.

Detailed data on applications via secondary schools are only available from 2001. Data for earlier years have not been provided as the necessary reference data are not available.

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