§ 69. Mr. Chapman
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education if he will publish in HANSARD a table showing, for the 20 local education authorities which give the most major awards per thousand of the school population, for the 20 which give the least awards, and for the latest convenient year, the 60W number of grammar school places for each thousand of total population in the authority's area, the number of pupils who gained two advanced passes in the General Certificate of Education examination in that year, and the total new major awards made in that year for university, training college and other courses.
§ 70. Mr. Chapman
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education if he will publish the details in respect of those local education authorities which, in interpreting Circular 263, insist that students must, in addition to having two advanced passes in the G.C.E. examination, have a minimum number of marks, must have passes at scholarship level or must have some similar additional qualification before they can be granted major awards.
§ Sir E. Boyle
All local education authorities are expected to be discriminating in the selection of students for awards and to look for evidence of a good general education. Only three authorities that I know of impose specific requirements over and above two Advanced level passes. One requires a minimum aggregate of marks in two or three Advanced level subjects. The second requires students to reach a minimum standard in a third subject at advanced level. The third requires the submission of three essays on subjects outside the student's specialist syllabus. In no case is a pass at scholarship level required.