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History: GCSE/A-level

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils in (a) independent and (b) maintained comprehensive schools achieved a grade A history A level in 2008; (286701)

(2) how many pupils in (a) independent and (b) maintained comprehensive schools achieved a grade A* history GCSE in 2008.

The information requested is given as follows:

3,425 pupils aged 16-18 in independent schools achieved a grade A in A-level history in 2008. This represents 46.4 per cent. of A-level history candidates in independent schools.

3,573 pupils aged 16-18 in comprehensive schools achieved a grade A in A-level history in 2008. This represents 17.8 per cent. of A-level history candidates in comprehensive schools.

7,376 pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in independent schools achieved a grade A* in GCSE history in 2008. This represents 31.1 per cent. of GCSE history candidates in independent schools.

11,048 pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in comprehensive schools achieved a grade A* in GCSE history in 2008. This represents 6.9 per cent. of GCSE history candidates in comprehensive schools.