HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 c975W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment she has made of the academic standard of(a) five GCSE passes at grades a—c and (b) the French Baccalaureat. [6045]

Mr. Paice

Even if such comparisons could reliably be made, there would be little to be gained by trying to compare standards in an examination taken by 16-year-olds in England with an examination taken by 18-year-olds in France.