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Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average number of A-level points obtained by students in (a) Lancashire, (b) the North West of England and (c) England was in 2002. [112058]

The average point scores of 16–18 year old students entered for GCE/VCE A/AS examinations in Lancashire, the North West of England and in England in 2002 are shown as follows.

Average GCE/VCE A/AS point score1 per candidateAverage point score1 per GCE/ VCE A/AS examination entry
(a) Lancashire272.675.8
(b) North West Region246.771.8
(c) England
Maintained Sector240.572.9
Total England254.576.0
1 The number of points assigned to each GCE/VCE A/AS qualification and VCE Double Award reflects the UCAS Tariff.