§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many people sat(a) GCSE and (b) A-level examinations in (i) politics, (ii) British constitution and (iii) political history in 1989.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Figures for 1989 are not yet available; neither is information available specifically for the subjects requested. In 1988, there were 11,000 GCSE attempts in England in politics and British constitution by candidates in schools and colleges. Comparable information is not available in respect of A-levels, but in 1987–88, nearly 2,500 school leavers in England attempted an A-level in British constitution.