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GCE A-level

Education written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss Conservative, South West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) how many and what proportion of pupils in (a) comprehensive schools, (b) selective schools, (c) modern schools, (d) independent schools, (e) sixth form colleges, (f) other further education sector colleges and (g) in total gained at least three A-levels at grade AAB or above of which two or more were from the following subjects (i) mathematics, (ii) further mathematics, (iii) English, (iv) physics, (v) chemistry, (vi) biology, (vii) geography, (viii) history, (ix) a classical language and (x) a modern language in the most recent academic year for which figures are available;

(2) how many and what proportion of pupils in (a) comprehensive schools, (b) selective schools, (c) modern schools, (d) independent schools, (e) sixth form colleges, (f) other further education sector colleges and (g) in total gained at least three A-levels at grade AAB or above from the following combination (i) mathematics, (ii) further mathematics, (iii) English, (iv) physics, (v) chemistry, (vi) biology, (vii) geography, (viii) history, (ix) a classical language and (x) a modern language in the most recent academic year for which figures are available.

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

holding answer 11 July 2011

The requested information for 2010 is shown in the following table.

School type Number of students taking GCE A levels Number of students who gained at least three GCE A levels at grade AAB or above Number of students who gained at least three GCE A levels at grade AAB or above of which two or more were from the subjects listed above Number of students who gained at least three GCE A levels at grade AAB or above from the subjects listed above Percentage of students who gained at least three GCE A levels at grade AAB or above Percentage of students who gained at least three GCE A levels at grade AAB or above of which two or more were from the subjects listed above Percentage of students who gained at least three GCE A levels at grade AAB or above from the subjects listed above
Comprehensive schools 124,846 15,336 11,712 7,010 12 9 6
Selective schools 22,006 7,720 6,336 4,017 35 29 18
Modern schools 4,057 124 79 45 3 2 1
Other maintained schools 873 55 42 25 6 5 3
Independent schools 35,245 14,511 11,829 6,901 41 34 20
Sixth form colleges 52,641 7,163 4,755 2,627 14 9 5
Other further education sector colleges 27,677 2,042 1,301 712 7 5 3
Total (England) 267,345 46,951 36,054 21,337 18 13 8
Notes: 1. Students get counted once (at their highest grade) if they have been entered for more than one A level in any subject category. 2. The figures in this answer are derived from data collected for the Performance tables.

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