§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many students gained A-level qualification, or GNV2 equivalent, last year, and what percentage that was of the year group normally sitting for this qualification. 
§ Mr. Richards
The following table shows the number of students gaining at least one pass at A-level in the 1994 summer examinations and the numbers gaining a vocational qualification at level 2 or above. Individual976W students may have gained both A-levels and vocational qualifications and so may be counted twice.
Age of student1 2 Number gaining at least one pass at A-level3 Number gaining vocational qualification at level 2 or above Percentage of age group in education4 gaining A-level pass or vocational equivalent Col 1 Col 2 Col 3 Col 4 16 255 1,767 8.2 17 9,006 2,097 51.9 18 1,729 2,066 41.3 Notes: 1 As at 31 August 1993. 2 Students of other ages gained qualifications also but are not shown in this table. 3 Includes all students, irrespective of the type of institution, if any, at which they studied. 4 Full and part time students in school or Further Education colleges.
Welsh Examinations Database.
There is no information about the number of students taking examinations by year group. The figures in columns 2 and 3 have been expressed in column 4 as a percentage of the number of students of that age in education at school or further education colleges only, in 1993–94.