HC Deb 24 November 1989 vol 162 c21W
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.

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