HC Deb 18 January 1993 vol 217 cc26-7W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what percentage of(a) Walsall and (b) west midlands school children of GCSE age take the exams; and what proportion carry on from GCSE to A-level.

Mr. Forth

It is estimated that 91.8 per cent. Of pupils, who were 15 years old at the beginning of the 1991–92 academic year in Walsall schools, were entered for GCSE examinations compared with 91.7 per cent. in the whole of the west midlands. Information on the proportion who carry on from GCSE to A-level is not available centrally for individual local authority areas.