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O-Level Passes

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of school pupils in (a) England, (b) the shire counties and (c) Essex, respectively, succeeded in securing five or more O-levels passes at the higher grades in the most recent year for which figures are available.

The percentages of pupils in 1985–86 leaving maintained schools in Essex, the shire counties and England respectively with five or more higher grades at O level/CSE (O level grades A-C/CSE grade 1) were 26.0, 25.4 and 23.6.