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A-Level Results

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of students achieved (a) one and (b) one to three A-E grades at A level (i) in England and (ii) at schools and colleges based in the Buckinghamshire constituency in 2001–02; and if he will break down those figures between (A) independent schools and colleges and (B) state schools and colleges. [106984]

The percentage of students achieving (a) one and (b) one to three A-E grades at GCE/VCE A level in independent schools and in maintained schools and FE sector colleges both in England and Buckinghamshire constituencies in 2001–02 is as follows:

(a) increase the teaching of archaeology in schools and (b) make pre-history part of all national curricula. [107846]

There are no current plans for the Department to increase the teaching of archaeology in schools or to increase the references to pre-history within the National Curriculum.The teaching of aspects of archaeological study and of pre-history are already included as part of the Programmes of Study for History which is a compulsory part of the National Curriculum in England for all pupils in years 1–9, that is key stages one to three.