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O And A-Level Examinations

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many Welsh students in state-funded secondary schools and sixth form colleges this year sat O or A-level examinations in (a) one modern language, (b) two modern languages, (c) computer-related subjects, (d) Latin, (e) economics and (f) sociology; what have been the relevant figures for each of the five previous years; and if he will make a statement.

The information, as supplied by the Welsh Joint Education Committee, is as follows:

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many Welsh students in the current year took A or O-level examinations in specialist mathematics subjects.

The information, as supplied by the Welsh Joint Education Committee, is as follows:

*Candidates in maintained schools and further education establishments Number
'O' Level:
CS Mathematics32,724
Additional Mathematics2,794
Statistics1,219
'A' Level:
Mathematics2,703
Pure mathematics274
Applied Mathematics191
* Candidates taking WJEC summer examinations. Figures include candidates from tertiary colleges, but exclude external candidates.
Common syllabus and examination system for GCE 'O' level and CSE.
Alternative Ordinary (AO) examinations comprising Further Pure Mathematics, Mechanics or Statistics options.