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School Examinations

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the number of entrants for the Welsh joint education committee's GCE O level in the 12 most popular subjects for 1976, 1977 and 1978,

WJEC GCE O LEVEL RESULTS—SUMMER 1976
EntriesGrade AGrade BGrade C
NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.
English Language20,8222,30111·15,03224·25,93428·5
English Literature14,5171,58610·93,72025·63,69525·5
Mathematics*10,6531,19411·22,63124·72,75525·9
History9,3901,09711·72,22323·71,88520·1
Geography*8,06183710·42,02925·21,41817·6
Physics6,38368610·71,56024·41,41822·2
Biology*6,3656329·91,67926·41,47823·2
French5,77268411·91,36923·71,37823·9
Chemistry5,07464312·71,02420·21,34526·5
Art*3,8573789·878120·21,13229·3
Scripture3,73142911·593325·089223·9
Human Biology3,3412818·486125·860118·0
* Including entrants taking the Common Syllabus GCE/CSE examinations in these subject the figures would be:—
Mathematics15,1781,2918·53,03520·03,51523·2
Geography9,0578849·82,15223·81,59217·6
Biology9,4208218·72,23123·72,05321·8
Art6,84882812·11,28218·71,58123·1
WJEC GCE O LEVEL RESULTS—SUMMER 1977
EntriesGrade AGrade BGrade C
NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.
English Language21,2512,31810·95,21924·65,92127·9
English Literature14,7471,62511·03,59724·43,77725·6
History9,5181,10711·62,24823·61,93620·3
Mathematics*9,38499310·62,21223·62,42125·8
Geography*6,7756299·31,74025·71,28719·0
Physics6,64773911·11,60724·21,52823·0
French5,75667811·81,42124·71,30422·7
Chemistry5,29958911·11,11621·11,38226·1
Biology*5,22557210·91,35325·91,22323·4
Scripture3,54539311·187524·788324·9
Cookery3,2201675·267020·865620·4
Art*3,12636911·872523·290328·9
* Including entrants taking the Common Syllabus GCE/CSE examinations in these subject the figures would be:—
Mathematics18,5511,2586·82,80715·13,78320·4
Geography10,4558788·42,36222·62,00719·2
Biology10,4688688·32,17920·82,21221·1
Art7,8211,00612·91,53619·61,76922·6
WJEC GCE O LEVEL RESULTS—SUMMER 1978
EntriesGrade AGrade BGrade C
NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.
English Language21,9402,42911·15,18323·625,84226·63
English Literature14,8991,66311·23,51023·563,80525·54
History9,7021,13511·71,99120·522,19622·63
Mathematics*9,26398510·62,29824·812,27924·60
Physics7,33275110·21,75923·991,83224·99
Chemistry5,89774112·61,32522·471,37023·23
French5,70457410·11,48826·091,29922·77
Geography*5,62970612·51,34323·861,08719·31
Biology*4,94156611·51,25525·401,15523·38
Scripture3,42635410·384824·7586025·10
Home Economics3,2821594·864819·7476021·51
Human Biology2,9692327·853718·0964821·83
* Including entrants taking the Common Syllabus GCE/CSE examinations in these subject the figures would be:—
Mathematics20,3791,2936·32,88614·163,97219·49
Geography11,4391,0659·32,32020·282,08218·20
Biology11,5389598·32,25919·582,42220·99

separately, and the numbers and percentage who obtained grades A, B and C passes in each of these subjects.

The information set out below is derived from the WJEC general reports relating to the summer examinations in 1976, 1977 and 1978.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of entrants for Welsh joint education committee GCE O level in each modern language for the past two years, and the number

WJEC O LEVEL RESULTS IN MODERN LANGUAGES
1977 Grade C or better1978 Grade C or better
SubjectEntriesNumberPercentageEntriesNumberPercentage
French5,7563,40359·15,7043,36158·9
Welsh*3,1081,96463·23,4192,05660·1
German1,19962251·91,26065552·0
(German†1,94385143·82,01486943·1)
Spanish33518254·330617557·2
Italian776179·21187966·9
Russian342264·7422664·9
Others382565·8372464·9
* The figures are for the Welsh papers 02 and 03 combined.
† Including entrants taking the Common Syllabus GCE/CSE Examination.