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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 each local authority area in 2010; and how many and what proportion of pupils entered for history A-level obtained a grade C or above in each local authority area in 2010.

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

holding answer 19 July 2011

The requested information is shown in the following table:

GCE A-level History entries and achievements by local authority, 2010
Local authority Number of A level students in each local authority 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)
North East 10,421 1,581 15.2 1,178 74.5
Darlington 924 146 15.8 110 75.3
Durham 1,540 267 17.3 216 80.9
Gateshead 720 142 19.7 107 75.4
Hartlepool 418 35 8.4 27 77.1
Middlesbrough 482 41 8.5 22 53.7
Newcastle upon Tyne 1,163 168 14.4 115 68.5
North Tyneside 852 133 15.6 102 76.7
Northumberland 1,466 237 16.2 179 75.5
Redcar and Cleveland 772 90 11.7 68 75.6
South Tyneside 378 41 10.8 34 82.9
Stockton-on-Tees 858 136 15.9 98 72.1
Sunderland 848 145 17.1 100 69.0
           
North West 33,904 4,417 13.0 3,435 77.8
Blackburn with Darwen 838 77 9.2 57 74.0
Blackpool 811 71 8.8 44 62.0
Bolton 1,034 125 12.1 86 68.8
Bury 1,463 165 11.3 132 80.0
Cheshire East 1,867 342 18.3 270 78.9
Cheshire West and Chester 2,421 262 10.8 202 77.1
Cumbria 2,350 403 17.1 294 73.0
Halton 272 44 16.2 33 75.0
Knowsley 212 11 5.2 4 36.4
Lancashire 4,650 615 13.2 529 86.0
Liverpool 2,089 395 18.9 264 66.8
Manchester 2,081 183 8.8 144 78.7
Oldham 1,388 127 9.1 113 89.0
Rochdale 297 31 10.4 22 71.0
Salford 812 106 13.1 85 80.2
Sefton 1,653 216 13.1 157 72.7
St. Helens 1,017 97 9.5 72 74.2
Stockport 1,623 140 8.6 118 84.3
Tameside 865 86 9.9 64 74.4
Trafford 1,199 236 19.7 199 84.3
Warrington 1,078 182 16.9 132 72.5
Wigan 1,733 238 13.7 212 89.1
Wirral 2,151 265 12.3 202 76.2
           
Yorkshire and the Humber 22,603 3,289 14.6 2,435 74.0
Barnsley 461 80 17.4 47 58.8
Bradford 1,849 218 11.8 150 68.8
Calderdale 920 141 15.3 103 73.0
Doncaster 1,051 138 13.1 84 60.9
East Riding of Yorkshire 1,272 269 21.1 189 70.3
Kingston Upon Hull, City of 894 75 8.4 63 84.0
Kirklees 2,156 326 15.1 253 77.6
Leeds 3,284 584 17.8 437 74.8
North East Lincolnshire 668 47 7.0 35 74.5
North Lincolnshire 921 118 12.8 90 76.3
North Yorkshire 3,273 537 16.4 435 81.0
Rotherham 1,424 182 12.8 116 63.7
Sheffield 2,019 287 14.2 210 73.2
Wakefield 1,372 129 9.4 100 77.5
York 1,039 158 15.2 123 77.8
           
East Midlands 20,693 3,234 15.6 2,365 73.1
Derby 1,033 194 18.8 143 73.7
Derbyshire 2,830 535 18.9 404 75.5
Leicester 1,638 104 6.3 68 65.4
Leicestershire 3,553 358 10.1 269 75.1
Lincolnshire 3,386 663 19.6 527 79.5
Northamptonshire 3,421 586 17.1 388 66.2
Nottingham 1,638 230 14.0 169 73.5
Nottinghamshire 3,194 564 17.7 397 70.4
           
West Midlands 25,389 3,679 14.5 2,659 72.3
Birmingham 4,881 632 12.9 480 75.9
Coventry 1,296 187 14.4 137 73.3
Dudley 1,763 256 14.5 190 74.2
Herefordshire 976 170 17.4 149 87.6
Sandwell 539 73 13.5 41 56.2
Shropshire 1,439 187 13.0 150 80.2
Solihull 1,507 189 12.5 144 76.2
Staffordshire 3,595 610 17.0 400 65.6
Stoke-on-Trent 835 115 13.8 70 60.9
Telford and Wrekin 903 133 14.7 118 88.7
Walsall 1,300 224 17.2 144 64.3
Warwickshire 2,793 426 15.3 337 79.1
Wolverhampton 982 104 10.6 59 56.7
Worcestershire 2,580 373 14.5 240 64.3
           
East o f England 28,183 5,179 18.4 4,079 78.8
Bedford 922 161 17.5 101 62.7
Bedfordshire, Central 1,220 218 17.9 150 68.8
Cambridgeshire 2,936 665 22.6 557 83.8
Essex 6,355 1,058 16.6 839 79.3
Hertfordshire 7,178 1,451 20.2 1,181 81.4
Luton 862 86 10.0 68 79.1
Norfolk 3,471 606 17.5 458 75.6
Peterborough 805 148 18.4 105 70.9
Southend-on-Sea 1,079 208 19.3 184 88.5
Suffolk 2,780 514 18.5 389 75.7
Thurrock 575 64 11.1 47 73.4
           
London 36,348 5,401 14.9 4,352 80.6
Inner London 9,732 1,378 14.2 1,126 81.7
Camden 976 208 21.3 180 86.5
Hackney 384 32 8.3 26 81.3
Hammersmith and Fulham 773 113 14.6 91 80.5
Haringey 662 104 15.7 80 76.9
Islington 640 59 9.2 39 66.1
Kensington and Chelsea 486 79 16.3 73 92.4
Lambeth 345 42 12.2 30 71.4
Lewisham 1,189 204 17.2 168 82.4
Newham 838 54 6.4 45 83.3
Southwark 373 71 19.0 59 83.1
Tower Hamlets 692 54 7.8 42 77.8
Wandsworth 1,392 218 15.7 179 82.1
Westminster 982 140 14.3 114 81.4
           
Outer London 26,616 4,023 15.1 3,226 80.2
Barking and Dagenham 663 103 15.5 70 68.0
Barnet 2,701 447 16.5 398 89.0
Bexley 1,250 267 21.4 177 66.3
Brent 1,304 209 16.0 179 85.6
Bromley 2,249 314 14.0 237 75.5
Croydon 1,212 152 12.5 123 80.9
Ealing 1,071 154 14.4 134 87.0
Enfield 1,573 259 16.5 200 77.2
Greenwich 773 90 11.6 65 72.2
Harrow 1,356 166 12.2 139 83.7
Havering 1,551 275 17.7 220 80.0
Hillingdon 1,432 191 13.3 142 74.3
Hounslow 1,372 207 15.1 184 88.9
Kingston upon Thames 1,283 192 15.0 157 81.8
Merton 286 27 9.4 21 77.8
Redbridge 2,250 317 14.1 247 77.9
Richmond upon Thames 1,192 205 17.2 162 79.0
Sutton 1,642 281 17.1 256 91.1
Waltham Forest 1,456 167 11.5 115 68.9
           
South East 45,956 7,081 15.4 5,632 79.5
Bracknell Forest 396 61 15.4 44 72.1
Brighton and Hove 1,539 289 18.8 243 84.1
Buckinghamshire 3,487 614 17.6 555 90.4
East Sussex 2,192 312 14.2 223 71.5
Hampshire 9,307 1,222 13.1 958 78.4
Isle of Wight 467 81 17.3 56 69.1
Kent 7,170 1,211 16.9 992 81.9
Medway 1,427 215 15.1 162 75.3
Milton Keynes 1,093 194 17.7 141 72.7
Oxfordshire 3,345 591 17.7 473 80.0
Portsmouth 283 30 10.6 17 56.7
Reading 494 103 20.9 81 78.6
Slough 870 109 12.5 89 81.7
Southampton 796 85 10.7 56 65.9
Surrey 6,459 995 15.4 791 79.5
West Berkshire 1,068 186 17.4 154 82.8
West Sussex 3,952 517 13.1 395 76.4
Windsor and Maidenhead 789 115 14.6 83 72.2
Wokingham 822 151 18.4 119 78.8
           
South West 24,037 3,698 15.4 2,897 78.3
Bath and North East Somerset 928 194 20.9 173 89.2
Bournemouth 514 72 14.0 65 90.3
Bristol, City of 1,680 184 11.0 129 70.1
Cornwall 2,218 250 11.3 169 67.6
Devon 3,083 417 13.5 333 79.9
Dorset 1,951 299 15.3 225 75.3
Gloucestershire 3,641 634 17.4 517 81.5
North Somerset 868 119 13.7 92 77.3
Plymouth 1,144 233 20.4 184 79.0
Poole 887 156 17.6 123 78.8
Somerset 2,334 425 18.2 343 80.7
South Gloucestershire 1,185 155 13.1 106 68.4
Swindon 961 101 10.5 65 64.4
Torbay 695 99 14.2 74 74.7
Wiltshire 1,948 360 18.5 299 83.1
           
Total 247,534 37,559 15.2 29,032 77.3
(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. Notes: 1. The figures in this answer are derived from data collected for the Performance tables. 2. The figures provided cover students aged 16-18 in maintained schools and further education colleges.

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