Mrs. Ren·e Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, pursuant to the reply to the hon. 33W Member for Wolverhampton, North-East on 5 March, Official Report, column 246, how many students left secondary schools in the maintained sector in 1980–81 with (a) no academic qualifications, (b) one CSE, (c) one to five CSEs, (d) one O-level, (e) one to five O-levels and (f) over five O-levels.
§ Dr. Boyson
The information readily available on qualifications of leavers from English maintained schools in 1980–81 is as follows:
Leavers with Thousands Five or more higher* grades at O-level or CSE 150.5 1–4 higher* grades at O-level or CSE 194.3 No higher* grades but one or more other grades 262.3 No CSE or O-level qualifications 82.6 All leavers 689.9 * O-level grades A-C and CSE grade 1 are classified as higher grades. All other graded results are classified as other grades.