HC Deb 22 October 1982 vol 29 c227W
Mr. Whitehead

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the number of school leavers in Scotland with two or more A-levels in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982, respectively, using estimates where actuals are not yet available.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher:

The numbers of school leavers in Scotland who left school with two or more GCE A-levels in 1979, 1980 and 1981 ae given in the following table. The table also shows the numbers of those with three or more Scottish certificates of education higher grade passes, generally accepted as the equivalent of two or more A-levels. Neither actual nor estimated figures are available for 1982.

Scottish school leavers with two or more A levels or three or more highers
Qualification 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81
Two or more A-levels 487 513 549
Three or more highers 15,760 16,661 17,208
Three or more highers or two or more A-levels or both 15,945 16,815 17,370