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GCE A Level

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils in (a) England and (b) South West Bedfordshire constituency achieved A level passes in 2008. (249628)

[holding answer 20 January 2009]: In 2008, maintained schools and colleges in South West in Bedfordshire, of those 16 to 18-year-old candidates entered for a qualification at least equivalent in size to one GCE/VCE A level in the maintained sector, 86.2 per cent. achieved at least one A level pass—that is GCE/VCE/Applied A Levels or Double Awards only, not all A level equivalents.

For England as a whole, the corresponding figure (maintained sector only) was 75.3 per cent.

In all schools and colleges in England (including the independent sector) in 2008, of those 16 to 18-year-old candidates entered for a qualification at least equivalent in size to one GCE/VCE A level in the maintained sector, 77.6 per cent. achieved at least one A level pass—that is GCE/VCE/Applied A Levels or Double Awards only, not all A level equivalents.