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GCE A-Level

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of A- levels in (a) chemistry, (b) physics, (c) mathematics and (d) modern languages were awarded to pupils at (i) grammar schools, (ii) comprehensive schools, (iii) sixth form colleges and (iv) independent schools in the 2008-09 academic year. (294644)

[holding answer 20 October 2009]: The information required is given as follows and relates to passes at grades A-E:

Contribution of total GCE A-level passes by institution type in 2008/09

Percentage

Comprehensive

Selective

Modern

Other maintained

All maintained

Independent

Sixth Form Colleges

Other FE Colleges

AII FE colleges

All schools and colleges (number)

Chemistry

39.4

14.6

0.6

0.3

54.8

21.8

17.1

6.2

23.4

36,278

Physics

41.5

14.0

0.5

0.2

56.3

23.0

14.5

6.2

20.8

24,844

Mathematics

40.3

13.1

0.7

0.3

54.3

21.7

17.0

7.0

24.0

63,439

French

37.4

12.8

0.6

0.3

51.2

29.8

14.1

4.9

18.9

12,152

German

39.2

13.7

0.7

0.1

53.7

27.4

14.3

4.7

19.0

5,086

Spanish

30.2

12.0

0.4

0.4

42.9

34.0

16.8

6.3

23.1

6,056

Other Modern Languages

28.0

3.8

0.7

1.2

33.6

48.9

9.8

7.7

17.4

5,973

Notes:

1. Figures relate to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August 2008).

2. ‘Other modern languages’ include ‘Arabic’, ‘Bengali’, ‘Chinese’, ‘Dutch’, ‘Gujarati’, ‘Italian’, ‘Japanese’, ‘Panjabi’, ‘Persian’, ‘Polish’, ‘Portuguese’, ‘Russian’, ‘Turkish’ and ‘Urdu’.

Source:

Achievement and Attainment Tables data (provisional).