§ Mrs. Mahon
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give details of the staying on rates for those studying for A-levels in(a) 11-to-18 schools, (b) sixth form colleges, (c) tertiary, (d) and further education colleges, following 11-to-16 schooling.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The estimated proportion of 16-year-olds studying for A-levels in England in 1987–88 was as follows:
per cent. Schools1 2 18.0 Sixth form colleges2 3.6 Tertiary and further education3 4 2.9 1 All schools (including the private sector) excluding sixth form colleges and tertiary colleges. 2 Students on first year of an 'A' level course. 3 Maintained and direct grant colleges. 4 Full-time and sandwich students only.