50. Mr. Swingler asked the Minister of Education if he will now publish an analysis, based on the full returns made to his Department, of the 1960 General Certificate of Education results of secondary modern pupils, giving details of numbers of subjects taken
§ The Minister of Education (Sir David Eccles)
As the Answer is in the form of a table of figures, I will publish it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Swingler
While thanking the Minister in anticipation of studying that table, may I ask him whether, in view of the higher pupil-teacher ratio in the secondary-modern schools compared with other schools, and in view of other adverse conditions, he would agree that the one-third of secondary modern schools which last year submitted pupils for the G.C.E. are to be congratulated on the endeavours made and the results achieved, and do not the results show that if genuinely comprehensive facilities were provided in these schools a tremendous advance in educational standards could be made?
§ Sir D. Eccles
The advance being made by secondary modern schools is very remarkable. The hon. Member will see from the table that the number of candidates taking the G.C.E. was 39 per cent. higher in 1960 than in 1959.
|PUPILS AT SECONDARY MODERN AND ALL-AGE SCHOOLS WHO OFFERED SUBJECTS AT ORDINARY LEVEL IN THE GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION, SUMMER, 1960|
|Number of Subjects offered||Number of Subjects passed||Total Number of pupils offering Subject|