§ Mr. Dunnett
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the overall ratio of papers passed to papers sat in the General Certificate of Education examination at Ordinary and Advanced levels, respectively, in the summers of each of the three latest years for which figures are available for candidates from maintained schools in England and Wales.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
Figures for candidates from maintained schools are not available separately. For all candidates in England and Wales the ratios of papers passed to papers sat were :
1968 1969 1970 'O' Level 0.60 : 1 0.60 : 1 0.60 : 1 'A' Level 0.69 : 1 0.68 : 1 0.69 : 1