Previous Section Back to Table of Contents Lords Hansard Home Page


Baroness Seccombe asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Williams of Mostyn: The information requested is only available centrally from 1992 onwards without incurring a disproportionate cost. Information

6 Apr 1998 : Column WA107

for the years 1994 to 1997 was given in my earlier Answer to the Baroness Blatch on 11 February (WA 216-220).

Information for 1992 and 1993 is given in the following table.

Percentage of 15 year-old boys achieving GCSE A* to C in selected subjects (a)

Year
19921993
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils225225
Number of 15 year-old boys16,65615,739
Percentage of 15 year-old boys achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English or Welsh2725
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science2322
Independent schools
Number of schools with 15 years-old pupils4139
Number of 15 year-old boys568561
Percentage of 15 year-olds achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English or Welsh5763
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science4956
All schools (c)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils319312
Number of 15 year-old boys17,50516,559
Percentage of 15 year-old boys achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English or Welsh2726
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science2323

(a) Age given is the age at the start of the academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained schools.

(c) includes special schools and pupil referral units.


Percentage of 15 year-old girls achieving GCSE A* to C in selected subjects (a)

Year
19921993
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils225225
Number of 15 year old girls15,71814,899
Percentage of 15 year-old girls achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English or Welsh3332
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science2727
Independent schools
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils4139
Number of 15 year-old girls553497
Percentage of 15 year-old girls achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English or Welsh7173
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science6465
All schools (e)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils319312
Number of 15 year-old girls16,40015,493
Percentage of 15 year-old girls achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English or Welsh3433
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science2828

(a) Age given is the age at the start of the academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained schools.

(c) Includes special schools and pupils referral units.


6 Apr 1998 : Column WA108

Percentage of 15 year old pupils achieving GCSE A* to C in selected subjects (a)

Year
19921993
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils225225
Number of 15 year-old pupils32,37430,638
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English or Welsh3029
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science2525
Independent schools
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils4139
Number of 15 year-old pupils1,1211,058
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English of Welsh6468
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science5660
All schools (c)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils319312
Number of 15 year-old pupils33,09532,052
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving GCSE grade A*-C in:
Mathematics and English or Welsh3130
Mathematics, English or Welsh and a science2626

(a) Age given is the age at the start of the academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained schools.

(c) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


Baroness Seccombe asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will publish data for Wales showing for comprehensive schools, independent schools and all schools separately, the percentage of all 16 year-olds pupils in each of the years 1960 to 1997 obtaining five or more passes in GCSE examinations with grades A* to C or in GCE O Level examinations with grades A to C (including CSE passes at grade 1), showing data separately for boys, girls and all pupils and including, for each category of school, the number of schools and the number of 16 year-old pupils.[HL1242]

Lord Williams of Mostyn: The information requested is only available centrally from 1992 onwards without incurring a disproportionate cost. Information for the years 1994 to 1997 was given in my earlier Answer to the Baroness Blatch on 11 February (WA 209-210). Information for 1992 and 1993 is given in the following table.

Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving five or more GCSE grades A* to C (a)

Year
19921993
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils225225
Number of 15 year-old pupils:
Boys16,65615,739
Girls15,71814,899
Pupils32,37430,638
Percentage of 15-year old pupils achieving five or more GCSE grades A* to C:
Boys3031
Girls3840
Pupils3436
Independent schools
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils4139
Number of 15 year-old pupils:
Boys568561
Girls553497
Pupils1,1211,058
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving five or more GCSE grades A* to C:
Boys6166
Girls7880
Pupils7073
All schools (c)
Number of schools with 15 year-old pupils319312
Number of 15 year-old pupils:
Boys17,50516,559
Girls16,40015,493
Pupils33,90532,052
Percentage of 15 year-old pupils achieving five or more GCSE grades A* to C:
Boys3032
Girls3941
Pupils3536

(a) Age given is the age at the start of the academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained schools.

(c) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


6 Apr 1998 : Column WA109

Wales: Analysis of A-level Science Results

Lord Pilkington of Oxenford asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will publish data for Wales giving, for comprehensive schools, independent schools, sixth form colleges, other further education funding council schools and colleges, all state institutions and all institutions, the number of candidates and the average A-level points per student taking each of the subjects physics, chemistry and biology at A-level in each of the years 1993 to 1997, showing data separately for students taking either GCSE Double Award Science or the respective GCSE separate science physics, chemistry or biology and giving in each case the average GCSE points per student for either GCSE Double Award Science or the respective GCSE separate science physics, chemistry or biology and the average GCSE points per subject entry per student and including, for each category of institution, the number of institutions.[HL1232]

Lord Williams of Mostyn: Information on the GCSEs taken by A-level candidates is not available centrally. The following table gives the number of entries and the average point score for A-level entries in physics, chemistry and biology.

6 Apr 1998 : Column WA110

Average A-level point score by subject (a)

Year
19931994199519961997
Comprehensive schools
Number of institutions (b)181176171169167
Number of entries (c):
Biology1,4961,5731,4871,5591,716
Chemistry1,4141,4521,4361,4161,474
Physics1,1811,2051,1251,1811,194
Average point score
Biology 4.04.34.74.95.5
Chemistry4.74.75.15.25.6
Physics4.64.75.15.15.5
Further education colleges
Number of institutions (b)2424232222
Number of entries (c):
Biology478499558572527
Chemistry441472473502509
Physics323276301330345
Average point score
Biology3.94.34.14.45.0
Chemistry4.04.14.24.35.6
Physics4.95.25.15.06.1
All state institutions
Number of institutions (b)205200194191189
Number of entries (c):
Biology1,9742,0722,0452,1312,243
Chemistry1,8551,9241,9091,9181,983
Physics1,5031,4811,4261,5111,539
Average point score
Biology4.04.34.54.85.4
Chemistry4.54.54.95.05.6
Physics4.74.85.15.15.6
Independent schools
Number of institutions (b)2121171819
Number of entries (c):
Biology215210172186229
Chemistry226233190198230
Physics166159146163178
Average point score
Biology5.86.55.76.07.0
Chemistry5.96.96.26.77.0
Physics5.87.16.26.26.6
All institutions
Number of institutions (b)226221211209208
Number of entries (c):
Biology2,1882,2822,2162,3162,471
Chemistry2,0812,1562,0992,1162,213
Physics1,6691,6391,5721,6741,717
Average point score
Biology4.14.54.64.95.5
Chemistry4.74.85.05.25.8
Physics4.85.05.25.25.7

(a) A-level point score is calculated as follows:

A-levels: Grade A = 10 points, B = 8, C = 6, D = 4, E = 2.

AS-levels: Grade A = 5 points, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1.

(b) Institutions with A- or AS-level entries.

(c) Entries for AS count as half.



Next Section Back to Table of Contents Lords Hansard Home Page