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Physics
GCE A level entries in physics by institution type

Comprehensive Selective Modern Other maintained Independent Sixth form college Other FE college All schools and colleges

1997

12,126

3,305

67

0

6,454

3,915

2,835

28,702

1998

12,546

3,582

107

0

6,648

4,018

2,771

29,672

1999

12,694

3,575

92

0

6,734

3,881

2,576

29,552

2000

12,098

3,622

101

0

6,467

3,528

2,375

28,191

2001

12,052

3,568

105

0

6,455

3,601

2,250

28,031

2002

12,221

3,603

117

0

6,190

3,527

2,202

27,860

2003

11,175

3,537

127

1

6,143

3,390

1,905

26,278

2004

10,202

3,298

102

17

6,037

3,071

1,879

24,606

2005

10,313

3,339

123

21

5,469

3,086

1,743

24,094

2006

9,916

3,167

133

21

5,651

3,198

1,571

23,657

2007

9,921

3,291

152

41

5,423

3,426

1,633

23,887

2008

10,118

3,491

159

39

5,627

3,503

1,766

24,703


History
GCE A level entries in history by institution type

Comprehensive Selective Modern Other maintained Independent Sixth form college Other FE college All schools and colleges

1997

15,740

3,321

242

1

7,112

5,759

3,894

36,069

1998

15,742

3,155

263

2

6,534

5,205

3,536

34,437

1999

15,244

3,301

272

1

6,605

4,824

3,159

33,406

2000

15,241

3,173

277

3

6,454

4,881

3,111

33,140

2001

15,498

3,404

293

0

6,555

5,053

3,027

33,830

2002

16,798

3,698

267

2

6,853

5,118

2,777

35,513

2003

17,138

3,884

329

4

6,849

5,323

2,986

36,513

2004

17,957

4,076

375

16

7,167

5,532

3,027

38,150

2005

18,532

4,237

419

27

7,084

5,979

2,920

39,198

2006

19,401

4,313

443

27

7,150

6,252

3,087

40,673

2007

19,279

4,447

429

65

7,174

6,181

2,967

40,542

2008

20,042

4,541

440

76

7,377

6,439

3,192

42,107


Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of year 13 students in comprehensive maintained schools were entered for one or more A-level examinations in each year since 1997. [286388]

Mr. Coaker: It is not possible to provide the proportion of year 13 students entered for A level examinations. It is normal in post-16 statistics to give figures as a percentage of candidates entered for qualifications at least equivalent to one A level. That would not make sense in this context-all the percentages would be 100 per cent.

The numbers required are given in the following table:

Number of students in comprehensive schools entered for A levels

1996/97

90,697

1997/98

95,508

1998/99

97,050

1999/2000

96,998

2000/01

100,940

2001/02

107,197

2002/03

111,565

2003/04

113,013

2004/05

116,452

2005/06

116,545

2006/07

113,081

2007/08

116,947

Notes:
1. Figures relate to all comprehensive schools including Academies and CTCs.
2. Figures relate to 16-18 year olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31st August) at the end of their advanced study. Figures for 1996/97 to 1999/2000 relate to all 16-18 year olds.
3. Figures for 1996/97 to 1999/2000 relate to entries in GCE A levels. 4. Since 2001, figures relate to entries in GCE/VCE/applied A levels and double awards.
5. Figures for 2001 onwards were taken from table 1 of the following statistical first releases:
2001 and 2002 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000387/index.shtml
2003 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000475/index.shtml
2004 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000586/index.shtml
2005 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000663/index.shtml
2006 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000703/index.shtml
2007 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000769/index.shtml
2008 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s00Q827/index.shtml
6. Figures prior to 2001 were derived from the achievement and attainment tables.
data.

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