HC Deb 07 December 1962 vol 668 c233W
Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education whether he will make a statement on the qualifications of those students who were admitted to teacher training colleges in the latest available year; and, in particular, how many of the students admitted had two or more A level passes in the General Certificate of Education.

Sir E. Boyle

Of students entering three-year courses of general training in 1961–62 about 37 per cent. of the men and 39 per cent. of the women had two or more passes at "A" level—compared with about 35 per cent. of both men and women in 1960–61—and a further 25 per cent. had one pass at "A" level.