HC Deb 17 December 1985 vol 89 cc121-2W
60. Mr. Caborn

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of school leavers with three A levels continued on to a first degree course at a university or polytechnic in the last year for which statistics are available.

Mr. Walden

It is estimated that 65 per cent. of English school leavers in 1983–84 with three or more A-level passes intended directly to pursue a full-time degree course.