GCE AS-level

Education written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students enrolled to study AS levels in September 2012 in (a) school sixth forms, (b) academy sixth forms, (c) sixth form colleges and (d) 16 to 19 free schools.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

Information on the number of students who entered AS level qualifications in the 2012/13 academic year by school type is provided in the table.

Number of students1 aged 16 to 192 entered for GCE AS levels by institution type. Year: 2012/13 (Final). Coverage: England
Institution type Number of students entered for AS level qualifications
State-funded mainstream schools3 226,081
   
All state-funded schools4 226,111
Of which:  
Local authority maintained mainstream schools5 95,270
Sponsored academies-mainstream6 17,861
Converter academies-mainstream6 112,082
City Technology Colleges 435
Mainstream free schools, university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools7 433
State-funded special schools, hospital schools, pupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provision (AP) free schools8 30
   
Independent schools 34,174
Of which:  
Independent schools 33,999
Independent special schools and non-maintained special schools9 175
   
All schools10 260,285
   
FE sector colleges 118,492
Of which:  
Sixth form colleges 77,780
Other FE sector colleges11 40,712
   
All schools and FE sector colleges 378,777
1 Covers students who were entered for at least one AS Level qualification in the 2012/13 academic year. 2 Covers students aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of the 2012/13 academic year, ie 31 August 2012. 3 Academies (sponsor and converter mainstream); community, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and foundation schools; city technology colleges (CTCs), free schools (mainstream, UTC, studio school, 16-19). 4 Includes all state-funded mainstream schools plus community special, foundation special, community hospital and foundation hospital schools; PRUs; special academies; converter academy special schools; special free schools; and AP free schools. 5 School sixth forms are defined as community, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and foundation schools with 16-19 year old students. 6 Academy sixth forms are defined as sponsored and converter academies with 16-19 year old students. 7 In 2012/13, there were no students aged 16 to 19 in 16-19 free schools only, however, this does include students from other types of free schools. 8 Community special, foundation special, community hospital and foundation hospital schools; PRUs; special academies; converter academy special schools; special free schools; and AP free schools. 9 Independent special schools, independent schools approved to take pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and non-maintained special schools. 10 All state-funded schools and independent schools. 11 Further education sector colleges; other government department funded colleges; and special colleges. Source: 2012/13 Key Stage 5 attainment data (final)

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