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Extension Awards

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils took advanced extension awards in (a) the state sector and (b) the independent sector in each year since 1997. (242005)

Advanced Extension Awards were first introduced in 2002, but the Department has only held comprehensive data on these qualifications since 2006.

The number of Advanced Extension Awards taken in maintained and independent schools in each of the last three years is provided in the following table:

Maintained schools

Independent schools

2007-2008

4,965

3,515

2006-2007

5,243

3,846

2005-2006

4,695

3,807

Note:

These figures relate to 16-18 year olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August)