§ 20. Mr. William Shelton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of all sixth formers are in the sixth forms of independent schools; and what proportion of school leavers attaining two or more GCE A-levels come from independent schools.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
In 1979–80, the latest information available, independent and direct grant schools accounted for 21 per cent. of pupils taking GCE A-level courses or above in schools in England, and 26 per cent. of school leavers attaining two or more A-level passes.