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School Examinations (Results)

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many O-level candidates there were in Wales in 1970. 1975 and 1976; and what percentage obtained five passes in each of those years.

Information on examination achievements is not immediately available in this form. I am seeking to obtain it and will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of schoolchildren in Wales left school without an O-level or CSE pass in each of the years since secondary education has become a Welsh Office responsibility; and what were the comparable figures for England.

The information requested is as follows:

Academic yearPercentage of leavers with no graded results* at CSE or GCE
EnglandWales
1970–7144·648·7
1971–7243·049·0
1972–737·312·4
1973–7420·431·6
1974–7518·930·6
* Grade-5 in CSE; a pass at O-level prior to 1975 and grade A-C since then.