§ 20. Mrs. Renee Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many O and A level passes in the General Certificate of Education examination were obtained by pupils in secondary schools in 1963 and 1968, respectively; 602 and how many of these were obtained by pupils in comprehensive schools.
§ Miss Bacon
The number of G.C.E. Olevel passes obtained by school-leavers in maintained secondary schools rose from 750,550 in 1962–63 to 860,220 in 1967–68; the number of A-level passes from 104,720 to 162,100. In comprehensive schools alone, the comparable figures were, for A-level from 35,070 to 150,040; for A-level from 3,720 to 27,430.