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Science: 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 eligible for free school meals gained an A grade in (a) mathematics, (b) physics and (c) chemistry A level in 2008. (251110)

The information is provided in the following table:

Candidates1 in schools2 aged 16-183 eligible for free school meals achieving grade A in mathematics, physics and chemistry A-level in 20084

Number of pupils eligible for FSM achieving grade A

Mathematics

195

Physics

43

Chemistry

96

1 16-18 year old candidates entered for GCE/VCE applied A-levels and Double Awards in 2008.

2 Maintained schools only. Pupils taking A-levels in independent schools or FE sector colleges are not included.

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

4 Figures are based on amended data.

Source:

National Pupil Database