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Languages: GCE A-Level

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils obtained an A-level in (a) German, (b) French and (c) Spanish in each year since 2000. (203774)

The information is as follows.

Number of pupils obtaining a GCE A level

Percentage of pupils entered into exam obtaining a GCE A level

French

1999-2000

14,060

92.3

2000-01

14,148

91.9

2001-02

13,214

97.2

2002-03

12,637

97.9

2003-04

12,298

98.5

2004-05

11,802

98.7

2005-06

12,063

99.0

2006-07

12,028

99.0

German

1999-2000

7,092

93.5

2000-01

7,096

93.3

2001-02

6,188

97.2

2002-03

5,916

97.5

2003-04

5,523

97.9

2004-05

5,141

98.1

2005-06

5,456

98.6

2006-07

5,557

99.0

Spanish

1999-2000

4,207

93.2

2000-01

4,174

92.7

2001-02

4,314

97.4

2002-03

4,434

98.4

2003-04

4,576

98.4

2004-05

4,883

99.0

2005-06

5,148

99.0

2006-07

5,431

98.9

Note:

Figures relate to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August) in all schools and colleges.