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Higher Education: Admissions

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Conservative, Hertsmere

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, columns 645-46W, on higher education: admissions, how many UK-domiciled first degree qualifiers at (a) Oxford University, (b) Cambridge University and (c) Russell Group universities who previously attended (i) state schools and (ii) independent schools achieved each degree classification in the academic year 2009-10.

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

The latest available information from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is shown in the table.

UK domiciled first degree qualifiers (1) by institution and previous school type (2) . UK higher education institutions. Academic year 2009/10
  Russell Group Of which: Oxford Of which: Cambridge
Degree classification State Independent State Independent State Independent
First class 6,180 2,340 380 350 255 260
Upper second 18,350 8,295 835 830 670 660
Lower second 5,545 2,105 95 65 95 85
Third class/pass 805 310 10 10 25 15
Total classified 30,880 13,045 1,320 1,260 1,045 1,015
(1 )Covers qualifiers from both full-time and part-time first degree courses. (2) As well as state and independent schools, other categories included in previous school type are FE institution, HE institution and unknown/missing. These categories are excluded from the figures in the table. Note: Figures are based on a HESA qualifications obtained population and have been rounded to the nearest five. Certain qualifications gained at first degree level are not subject to classification of the award, notably medical and general degrees. These together with ordinary degrees and aegrotat qualifications will be excluded from this analysis. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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