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GCE A-level

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in each decile of income deprivation affecting children indices achieved three A grades at A level in 2008. (251116)

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Candidates1 aged 16-182 achieving 3 A grades at A-level in maintained schools by IDACI decile3, 20084

IDACI Decile3

Number of candidates achieving 3 or more A grades at GCEA/CE/Applied A-level and double awards

Percentage of candidates achieving 3 or more A grades5 at GCEA/CE/Applied A-level and double awards

0-0% most deprived

939

6.9

10-20%

940

6.4

20-30%

1,670

6.2

30-40%

1,635

7.8

40-50%

2,608

10.3

50-60%

2,282

9.8

60-70%

2,506

8.9

70-80%

1,931

9.0

80-90%

2,549

10.4

90-100% least deprived

3,326

11.3

116-18 year old candidates entered for GCEA/CE applied A-levels and double awards in 2008.

2Age at the start of the 2007/08 academic year i.e. 31 August 2007.

32007 income deprivation affecting children index at super output area level based on the location of the school.

4Figures are based on revised data.

5A VCE/GCE Applied double award at grade AA counts as two grade As, an award at grade AB counts as one.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of students who gained an A-level in (a) sociology, (b) media studies and (c) communication and culture at each grade were educated in (i) the independent sector and (ii) the state sector in each year since 2005. (248481)

The information requested is presented in the following tables.

Proportion of candidates gaining each grade in A-level sociology who were educated in the state and independent sectors, 2005-08

Grade

Sociology

A

B

C

D

E

Other

Total

2005

Number of candidates

4,492

6,102

6,100

4,200

2,011

589

23,494

Percentage educated in state sector

97

98

98

99

99

99

98

Percentage educated in independent sector

3

2

2

1

1

1

2

2006

Number of candidates

5,035

6,471

6,279

4,117

1,790

548

24,240

Percentage educated in state sector

97

98

99

99

99

99

98

Percentage educated in independent sector

3

2

1

1

1

1

2

2007

Number of candidates

5,299

6,460

6,266

4,148

1,808

548

24,529

Percentage educated in state sector

98

98

98

99

99

99

98

Percentage educated in independent sector

2

2

2

1

1

1

2

2008

Number of candidates

5,615

6,966

6,438

4,182

1,792

423

25,416

Percentage educated in state sector

97

98

99

99

99

98

98

Percentage educated in independent sector

3

2

1

1

1

2

2

Proportion of candidates gaining each grade in A-level media/film/TV studies who were educated in the state and independent sectors, 2005-08

Grade

Media/film/TV studies

A

B

C

D

E

Other

Total

2005

Number of candidates

2,670

5,840

7,083

4,280

1,261

333

21,467

Percentage educated in state sector

95

97

98

99

99

99

98

Percentage educated in independent sector

5

3

2

1

1

1

2

2006

Number of candidates

2,985

6,375

7,604

4,393

1,374

255

22,986

Percentage educated in state sector

95

97

98

98

99

99

97

Percentage educated in independent sector

5

3

2

2

1

1

3

2007

Number of candidates

3,151

6,867

7,694

4,151

1,202

248

23,313

Percentage educated in state sector

96

97

98

98

99

99

97

Percentage educated in independent sector

4

3

2

2

1

1

3

2008

Number of candidates

3,234

7,151

8,023

4,345

1,160

222

24,135

Percentage educated in state sector

95

97

98

98

98

100

97

Percentage educated in independent sector

5

3

2

2

2

0

3

Proportion of candidates gaining each grade in A-level communication studies who were educated in the state and independent sectors, 2005-08

Grade

Communication studies

A

B

C

D

E

Other

Total

2005

Number of candidates

1,394

2,744

2,811

1,306

381

95

8,731

Percentage educated in state sector

96

98

99

99

99

100

98

Percentage educated in independent sector

4

2

1

1

1

0

2

2006

Number of candidates

1,471

3,065

3,073

1,458

422

98

9,587

Percentage educated in state sector

96

97

98

98

99

100

97

Percentage educated in independent sector

4

3

2

2

1

0

3

2007

Number of candidates

1,614

3,303

3,286

1,396

318

90

10,007

Percentage educated in state sector

96

97

98

98

98

99

97

Percentage educated in independent sector

4

3

2

2

2

1

3

2008

Number of candidates

1,484

3,188

3,280

1,297

306

82

9,637

Percentage educated in state sector

96

97

98

98

99

96

97

Percentage educated in independent sector

4

3

2

2

1

4

3