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Lord Pilkington of Oxenford asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Lord Williams of Mostyn: The information requested is only available centrally from 1995 onwards. The number of students obtaining three or more A-levels at grade A is not available without incurring a disproportionate cost. The available information is given in the following tables.

A-level achievements of 17 year-old students (a)--Boys

199519961997
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of institutions (c)168164165
Number of 17 year-old students3,7703,9474,462
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent2,8233,0473,275
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students2,3592,5792,904
Percentage of entrants (d)83.684.688.7
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students1,6191,8471,975
Percentage of entrants (d)57.460.660.3
Further education colleges
Number of institutions (c)232223
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent780763839
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students640645736
Percentage of entrants (d)82.184.587.7
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students438438521
Percentage of entrants (d)56.257.462.1
All state institutions (e)
Number of institutions (c)194190193
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent3,6033,8104,114
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students2,9993,2243,640
Percentage of entrants (d)83.284.688.5
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students2,0572,2852,496
Percentage of entrants (d)57.160.060.7
Independent schools
Number of institutions (c)201819
Number of 17 year-old students346332320
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent260254233
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students233236204
Percentage of entrants (d)89.692.987.6
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students191193133
Percentage of entrants (d)73.576.057.1
All institutions (e)
Number of institutions (c)214208212
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent3,8634,0644,347
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students3,2323,4603,844
Percentage of entrants (d)83.785.188.4
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students2,2482,4782,629
Percentage of entrants (d)58.261.060.5

(a) Age as at 31 August of the previous academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained schools.

(c) Institutions with 17 year-old pupils.

(d) As a percentage of those entered for 2 or more A-levels.

(e) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


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A-level achievements of 17 year-old students (a)--Girls

199519961997
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of institutions (c)168164165
Number of 17 year-old students4,3114,5284,911
Number entered for two or more A-level or equivalent3,4473,5743,787
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students2,9783,1743,438
Percentage of entrants (d)86.488.890.8
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students2,1482,3052,494
Percentage of entrants (d)62.364.565.9
Further education colleges
Number of institutions (c)232223
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent1,0601,1331,259
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students8719951,113
Percentage of entrants (d)82.287.888.4
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students618689811
Percentage of entrants (d)58.360.864.4
All state institutions (e)
Number of institutions (c)194190193
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent4,5074,7075,046
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students3,8494,1694,551
Percentage of entrants (d)85.488.690.2
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students2,7662,9943,305
Percentage of entrants (d)61.463.665.5
Independent schools
Number of institutions (c)201819
Number of 17 year-old students300303319
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent255262285
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students240242281
Percentage of entrants (d)94.192.498.6
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students200210246
Percentage of entrants (d)78.480.286.3
All institutions (e)
Number of institutions (c)214208212
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent4,7624,9695,331
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students4,0894,4114,832
Percentage of entrants (d)85.988.890.6
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students2,9663,2043,551
Percentage of entrants (d)62.364.566.6

(a) Age as at 31 August of the previous academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained schools.

(c) Institutions with 17 year-old pupils.

(d) As a percentage of those entered for 2 or more A-levels.

(e) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


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A-level achievements of 17 year-old students (a)--Students

199519961997
Comprehensive schools (b)
Number of institutions (c)168164165
Number of 17 year-old students8,0818,4759,373
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent6,2706,6217,062
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students5,3375,7536,342
Percentage of entrants (d)85.186.989.8
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students3,7674,1524,469
Percentage of entrants (d)60.162.763.3
Further education colleges
Number of institutions (c)232223
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent1,8401,8962,098
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students1,5111,6401,849
Percentage of entrants (d)82.186.588.1
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students1,0561,1271,332
Percentage of entrants (d)57.459.463.5
All state institutions (e)
Number of institutions (c)194190193
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent8,1108,5179,160
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students6,8487,3938,191
Percentage of entrants (d)84.486.889.4
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students4,8235,2795,801
Percentage of entrants (d)59.562.063.3
Independent schools
Number of institutions (c)201819
Number of 17 year-old students646635639
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent515516518
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students473478485
Percentage of entrants (d)91.892.693.6
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students391403379
Percentage of entrants (d)75.978.173.2
All institutions (e)
Number of institutions (c)214208212
Number of 17 year-old studentsn/an/an/a
Number entered for two or more A-levels or equivalent8,6259,0339,678
Achieving 2 or more A-levels
Number of students7,3217,8718,676
Percentage of entrants (d)84.987.189.6
Achieving 3 or more A-levels
Number of students5,2145,6826,180
Percentage of entrants (d)60.562.963.9

(a) Age as at 31 August of the previous academic year.

(b) LEA and grant maintained schools.

(c) Institutions with 17 year-old pupils.

(d) As a percentage of those entered for 2 or more A-levels.

(e) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.


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