§ Mr. Hopkins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average entry requirement needed to progress to level three study at(a) school sixth-forms, (b) independent schools, (c) sixth-form colleges and (d) general further education colleges was in the last 12 months. 
§ Mr. Miliband
[holding answer 26 June 2003]: The normal entry requirement needed to progress to level three study at each of the institutions is a pass at level two. Individual institutions may also take into consideration other factors which affect their policy on entry.
Data from the Youth Cohort Study shows that the average GCSE points score for those studying level three for students from school sixth-forms was 58. For those in independent schools this was 64 points, 55 for sixth-form colleges and 47 for general further education colleges.