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City Academies: Standards

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of the average Level 3 qualification and curriculum authority point score for pupils attending state city academies in 2006 was represented by (a) GCE A levels, (b) GCE AS levels and (c) VCE A levels or other Level 3 qualifications; (147082)

(2) what proportion of the average Level 3 qualification and curriculum authority point score for pupils attending schools other than state city academies in 2006 was represented by (a) GCE A levels, (b) GCE AS levels and (c) VCE A levels or other Level 3 qualifications.

The qualification composition contributing to Level 3 QCA point scores for students attending academies and for students attending institutions other than academies in 2006 are given in the following table.

Proportion of QCA point scores in the school and college achievement and attainment tables represented by different qualification types, 2005/06

Percentage

GCE A level

GCE AS level1

Other Level 3 qualifications

Academies

61

9

30

Institutions other than Academies2

68

11

21

1 Points for GCE AS levels are discounted from average point score measures where students have achieved a GCE A Level in the same subject

2 Including Further Education Institutions.