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School Leavers (Qualifications)

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of pupils leaving Welsh secondary schools during the last academic year for which figures are available had no formal examination qualifications; if he will give the figures for each local education authority; and how the average and overall figures compare with England and English local education authorities.

The following table gives the information for maintained secondary schools in Wales for 1980–81, the latest year for which figures are available. Information for English local education authorities is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science.

Percentage of leavers in 1980–81 with no GCE of CSE examination qualificationsPer cent.
Clwyd12·2
Dyfed17·5
Gwent19·5
Gwynedd16·5
Mid Glamorgan33·9
Powys16·9
South Glamorgan20·3
West Glamorgan23·9
WALES21·5