HC Deb 28 February 1989 vol 148 c142W
43. Mr. Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of all 16-year-olds commenced studying A-levels in(a) September 1988 and (b) September 1978.

Mrs. Rumbold

The proportion of 16-year-olds in England studying A levels was 25 per cent. in 1987–88 and 20 per cent. in 1979–80. Information by age prior to 1979–80 is not available, and information for 1988–89 is not yet available.