Arts: GCE A-level

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals have taken (i) art, (ii) music and (iii) drama A-level in each of the last six years; and what proportion of all students taking each of those A-levels those figures represent.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students eligible for free school meals have taken (a) art, (b) music and (c) drama A-level in each of the last six years.

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

The information that the honourable member requires is not routinely available in Key Stage 5 data. I have asked the statistical head of profession to review the analysis for the information requested by the honourable member. The Department plans to publish this for the first time in a statistical bulletin on Key Stage 5 attainment by characteristics, on 16 March 2017.

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