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GCE A-level

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 747-51W, on geography: GCE A level, how many and what percentage of the maintained mainstream schools that did not enter any pupils for an A level examination in geography entered at least one pupil for an A level examination in (a) media studies, (b) communication and culture and (c) sociology. (286772)

Of the maintained mainstream schools that did not enter any pupils for an A level in geography in 2006-07:

(a) 116 (49 per cent.) entered at least one pupil for an A level in media, film and TV studies.

(b) 8 (3 per cent.) entered at least one pupil for an A level in communication studies.

(c) 141 (59 per cent.) entered at least one pupil for an A level in sociology.

Note:

The figures relate to 16-18 year olds in maintained mainstream schools that were published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables in 2006-07 and had A-level candidates.