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School Examinations (Results)

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will publish a table showing the numbers of school leavers who gained two or more

in 1975–76 of home students accepted for undergraduate courses in universities in the United Kingdom through the Universities Central Council on Admissions and home entrants to CNAA first degree courses in England and Wales. These figures are partly based on statistical samples and the distribution of scores for entrants with two A levels has not been shown because the numbers in the sample for individual subjects were relatively small.

Following are the number of applications, by subject of first choice, received by the Universities Central Council on Admissions at 15th February 1977, with corresponding figures for 1976 at the same date and for 1976 as a whole:GCE A levels in the years 1965–66 to 1975–76.

The numbers of school leavers* in the years 1965–66 to 1974–75 with two or more GCE A levels are as follows:

1965–6667,700
1966–6770,100
1967–6873,500
1968–6974,500
1969–7076,800
1970–7180,800
1971–7281,700
1972–7381,800
1973–7483,000
1974–7584,200
* Excluding leavers from independent schools not recognised as efficient, and special schools.

Information for 1975–76 is not yet available.