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GCE A-level: History

Education written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Conservative, Kingswood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils were entered for history A-level in (a) comprehensive schools, (b) maintained selective schools and (c) independent schools in 2010; and how many and what proportion of pupils obtained a grade C or above in history A-level in (i) comprehensive schools, (ii) maintained selective schools and (iii) independent schools in 2010.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

holding answer 19 July 2011

The information requested is in the following table.

Institution type Number of students taking A-levels in 2010 Number of students who were entered for History A-level in 2010 Percentage of students who were entered for History A-level in 2010 Number of students who achieved a grade C or above in History A-level in 2010 Percentage of students who achieved a grade C or above in History A-level in 2010 (1)
Comprehensive schools 131,745 22,062 16.7 16,569 75.1
Selective schools 24,431 4,692 19.2 4,363 93.0
Modern schools 3,975 506 12.7 295 58.3
Other maintained schools 986 108 11.0 73 67.6
Independent schools 38,681 7,587 19.6 7,149 94.2
Sixth form colleges 56,099 6,808 12.1 5,441 79.9
Other further education sector colleges 30,298 3,383 11.2 2,291 67.7
England 286,215 45,146 15.8 36,181 80.1
(1) Number of students achieving a grade C or above in history A-level as a percentage of the number of students entered for A-level history. Source: School and College Performance Tables

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