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GCE A-level

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) maintained, (b) independent and (c) comprehensive schools achieved three or more A grades at A-level in 2009. (304906)

The information for 2009 and 1997 is as follows:

2009 (provisional)

Number of candidates achieving three or more A grades at GCE/Applied GCE A-level and Double Awards

Percentage of candidates achieving three or more A grades at GCE/Applied GCE A-level and Double Awards

Comprehensive schools1

9,600

8.0

All maintained schools2

15,300

10.4

Independent schools3

11,400

31.9

All schools

26,700

14.6

1997

Number of candidates achieving three or more A grades at GCE A-level

Percentage of candidates achieving three or more A grades at GCE A-level

Comprehensive schools1

4,300

4.7

All maintained schools2

6,400

5.9

Independent schools3

6,100

16.9

All schools

15,500

6.7

1 Includes city technology colleges and academies. 2 Includes the results for community and foundation special schools, hospital schools and pupil referral units. 3 Includes non-maintained special schools. Notes: 1. Figures relate to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August). 2. 2009 Figures are provisional. 3. Applied A-levels and Double Awards did not exist in 1997.

The 2009 information is derived from table 1 of the “GCE/Applied GCE A/AS and Equivalent Examination Results in England, 2008/09” Statistical First Release, found at the following link:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000881/index.shtml

Figures for 1997 are derived from the Achievement and Attainment Tables data.