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Russian Language

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many pupils were presented for O-level and A-level Russian in each year since 1979 in England and Wales.

The information requested is not available centrally for school pupils. The table gives the numbers of all candidates entered for examinations, other than overseas examinations, in Russian set by the English examining hoards.

GCE O-level and A-level entries in Russian Summer examinations
O-level EntriesA-level Entries
19791,756396
19801,768372
19811,433372
19821,429377
19831,326313
19841,279307
19851,375307

Source: Survey of Examining Boards in England.

Information on the numbers of candidates entered for examinations set by the Welsh Joint Education Committee is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.