§ Mr. Anthony Coombs
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of pupils in each relevant age group attained five or more O-levels at GCE in 1986, 1985, 1980 and 1975.
§ Mr. Dunn
The proportions of pupils leaving school in England with five or more higher grades at O-level/CSE were:
School leavers, England Percentage of leavers with five or more higher1 graded results at GCE O-level or CSE Academic year per cent. 1974–75 22.6 1979–80 24.0 1984–85 26.9 1985–86 26.7 1 O-level grades A to C, CSE grade 1.
Source: School Leavers Survey. Data subject to sampling error.