§ Mr. Brinton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of university students admitted under the UCCA system in the years 1978, 1979 and 1980 had obtained (a) four or more, (b) three, (c) two, (d) one and (e) no A-levels.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The available information is for United Kingdom candidates accepted for entrance to universities under the Universities Central Council on Admissions system and is given as follows. It is based on a sample of students.
Year 4 or more passes per cent 3 passes per cent 2 passes per cent Others per cent 1978 20.4 56.4 12.4 10.8 1979 21.6 54.9 13.1 10.4 1980 18.4 57.8 12.4 11.4
The "others" column includes those with qualifications other than GCE 'A' level (for example, Scottish higher education certificates).