HC Deb 06 March 1991 vol 187 c186W
Mr. Walden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what the average A-level scores of teacher recruits were in 1980, 1985 and 1990.

Mr. Fallon

Information is given in the table.

Initial teacher training in England
United Kingdom domiciled first-year undergraduate students with A-level entry qualifications
Academic year
1980–81 1985–86 11989–90
Total number2 4,220 6,005 6,201
Average A-level points score3 5.4 5.4 5.7
1 Data for academic year 1990–91 are not yet available.
2 Covers students studying BEd., Cert. ED and other undergraduate ITT with qualified teacher status.
3 Refers to the average A-level points score of those recorded on USR and FESR as having A-level entry qualifications. A-level points scores have been calculated in the customary way, by allocating 5 points for an A grade, 4 points for a B grade, etc.


University Statistical Record for University Departments of Education.

Further Education Statistical Record for Polytechnics and Colleges.