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O-Level Pupils

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of the pupils with five or more O-levels or O-level equivalents remain in full-time education for one or more years in each local authority in England.

Information is not available in the form requested. The proportions of school leavers with five or more higher grade O level/CSE passes who had either stayed-on at school for sixth form study or who had left at the minimum school leaving age, intending to continue full-time education elsewhere are shown below.

Averages over the Academic Years 1980–81 to 1982–83
Per cent.
Barking84·4
Barnet94·9
Bexley89·8
Brent91·8
Bromley88·0
Croydon90·4
Ealing92·2
Enfield92·0
Haringey92·4
Harrow93·2
Havering84·7
Hillingdon91·5
Hounslow91·7
Kingston-upon-Thames94·9
Merton88·0
Newham88·6
Redbridge89·5
Richmond-upon-Thames90·0

Per cent.

Sutton93·8
Waltham Forest92·7
ILEA92·9
Birmingham85·5
Coventry86·5
Dudley83·0
Sandwell79·9
Solihull87·9
Walsall85·0
Wolverhampton82·0
Knowsley86·3
Liverpool88·0
St. Helens80·9
Sefton90·2
Wirral88·2
Bolton80·7
Bury83·0
Manchester85·3
Oldham83·9
Rochdale84·9
Salford85·6
Stockport86·6
Tameside76·0
Trafford84·7
Wigan80·8
Barnsley81·7
Doncaster86·2
Rotherham77·0
Sheffield84·8
Bradford91·6
Calderdale89·5
Kirklees90·9
Leeds89·1
Wakefield87·3
Gateshead84·7
Newcastle-upon-Tyne92·4
North Tyneside89·7
South Tyneside81·6
Sunderland79·9
Avon88·8
Bedfordshire85·7
Berkshire89·9
Buckinghamshire91·9
Cambridgeshire87·7
Cheshire87·0
Cleveland81·7
Cornwall92·7
Cumbria85·7
Derbyshire83·6
Devon88·5
Dorset88·3
Durham81·8
East Sussex90·0
Essex86·8
Gloucestershire87·7
Hampshire89·0
Hereford and Worcester88·7
Hertfordshire91·6
Humberside85·2
Isle of Wight94·5
Kent92·1
Lancashire83·8
Leicestershire89·6
Lincolnshire89·1
Norfolk85·3
North Yorkshire89·1
Northamptonshire85·4
Northumberland86·6
Nottinghamshire85·6

Per cent.

Oxfordshire89·1
Shropshire91·8
Somerset85·1
Staffordshire83·2
Suffolk84·6
Surrey93·9
Warwickshire86·6
West Sussex92·4
Wiltshire87·5
TOTAL87·9

Source: School leavers sample survey. Proportions are subject to sampling error.