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Sixth Form Education: GCE A Level

Education written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) school sixth forms and (b) sixth form colleges do not offer A Levels in (i) English language, (ii) English literature, (iii) French, (iv) German, (v) Spanish, (vi) geography, (vii) history, (viii) mathematics, (ix) further mathematics, (x) physics, (xi) chemistry, (xii) biology and (xiii) music.

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

We are not able to provide information on A level subjects offered by schools and sixth form colleges as it is not held by the Department. The information provided is based on A level examination entries in selected subjects by each institution type. The selected subjects are taken from the data used to compile the key stage 5 performance tables.

Number of institutions published in KS5 performance tables with no GCE A level examination entries in selected subjects by type of institution. Year: 2010/11. Coverage: England
  Number of institutions by type with no entries in subject
Subject School sixth form Sixth form college
Biology 359 3
Chemistry 420 3
English Language 1,324 10
English Language and Literature 1,481 23
English Literature 395 4
French 835 6
Geography 550 6
German 1,267 18
History 355 3
Mathematics 305 3
Mathematics (Further) 967 6
Music 1,092 17
Physics 493 3
Spanish 1,314 12
Notes: 1. School sixth forms have been identified as the following institution types. There are 2,029 schools with sixth forms: Academy Sponsored academy City technology college Community school Community special school Foundation school Foundation special school Voluntary aided school Voluntary controlled school 2. Sixth form colleges have been identified as the following institution types. There are 96 sixth form colleges: Sixth form college Ministry of Defence funded college (i.e. Welbeck Sixth Form Defence College) Source: Key Stage 5 performance tables

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