§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to the percentage of passes achieved by pupils sitting O and A-level 456W examinations in (a) sixth form colleges, (b) sixth forms in comprehensive schools and (c) sixth forms in grammar schools for the last year for which figures are available; and, in each case, what percentages of each A-level grade were obtained.
§ Dr. Boyson
The A-level pass rates for English school leavers in 1979–80 from sixth form colleges, comprehensive schools for pupils up to age 18, and from grammar schools were as follows:
A-level pass rate per cent Sixth form colleges 76 Comprehensive schools up to 18 72 Grammar schools 79
These rates include the best result achieved in each subject attempted by the time of leaving school. No information is readily available on O-level results achieved in the sixth form, nor on the percentages obtaining each A-level grade.