|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many AS-level exam scripts were not formally marked by the examining boards this year; what percentage this is of the total number of AS-level scripts; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 31 October 2001]: It is not possible to give a percentage of the total number of AS-level scripts that were not formally marked in summer 2001, as the number of scripts per subject is variable.
As at 16 August, when provisional results were announced by the Joint Council for General Qualifications, a total of 6,461 special awards were made for AS-level subjects as a result of exam scripts not having been formally marked by the examining boards in summer 2001. This is 0.84 per cent. of 768,630 requests for "cash-in" of AS subject qualifications in England this summer.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The further guidance referred to in my previous answer to the hon. Member on 17 October 2001, Official Report, column 1233W, was notified to local education authorities on 19 October for them to use in advising schools.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what are the (a) name, (b) local education authority, (c) character, (d) date of designation, (e) agreed targets for each year within the period of
2 Nov 2001 : Column: 897W
designation and (f) unmet targets to date, of each designated language college in (i) south-east England, (ii) south-west England and (iii) London. 
Mr. Timms: Information on the name, local education authority, character and date of designation of specialist language colleges currently operating in south-east England, south-west England and London is set out in the table.
We do not publish targets for individual language colleges. Targets are agreed and reviewed annually with individual schools, and are subject to modification in the light of changing circumstances. However, all language college targets support the delivery of the main aims of the language college programme. These are:
2 Nov 2001 : Column: 898W
to raise standards of teaching and learning in Modern Foreign Languages (MFLs) and foster an international ethos and cultural awareness throughout a school;
to ensure young people leave school with the knowledge and skills they and employers need by giving pupils an early understanding of the world of work, through the active participation of business community sponsors in school life, and thereby enhance pupils' understanding of applications of modern foreign languages;
|School name||LEA||Character||Operational as from September||Region|
|1. Dartford Grammar School||Kent||Foundation||1995||South-east|
|2. Hendon School||Barnet, LB of||Foundation||1995||London|
|3. Bohunt School||Hampshire||Foundation||1996||South-east|
|4. Bullers Wood School||Bromley, LB of||Foundation||1996||London|
|5. Convent of Jesus and Mary High||Brent, LB of||Voluntary-Aided||1996||London|
|6. Katharine Lady Berkeleys||Gloucestershire||Foundation||1996||South-west|
|7. Millais School||West Sussex||Community||1996||South-east|
|8. Royal Grammar School (The)||Buckinghamshire||Foundation||1996||South-east|
|9. Sir Bernard Lovell School||South Gloucestershire||Community||1996||South-west|
|10. Tavistock College||Devon||Community||1996||South-west|
|11. Tomlinscote School||Surrey||Community||1996||South-east|
|12. Torquay Boys' Grammar||Torbay||Foundation||1996||South-west|
|13. Willink School (The)||West Berkshire||Community||1996||South-east|
|14. Cranford Community High School||Hounslow, LB of||Community||1997||London|
|15. Didcot Girls' High School||Oxfordshire||Community||1997||South-east|
|16. Elliott School||Wandsworth||Foundation||1997||London|
|17. Haydon School||Hillingdon||Foundation||1997||London|
|18. Imberhorne School||West Sussex||Community||1997||South-east|
|19. Penrice Community School||Cornwall||Community||1997||South-east|
|20. St. John Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School||Surrey||Voluntary-Aided||1997||South-east|
|21. William Ellis School||Camden, LB of||Voluntary-Aided||1997||London|
|22. Ashcombe School||Surrey||Community||1998||South-east|
|23. Lord Grey School||Milton Keynes||Foundation||1998||South-east|
|24. Holt School (The)||Wokingham||Community||1999||South-east|
|25. Our Lady's Convent High School||Hackney, LB of||Voluntary-Aided||1999||London|
|26. Saint George's C of E School||Kent||Voluntary-Aided||1999||South-east|
|27. Sir John Colfox School||Dorset||Community||1999||South-west|
|28. Weald of Kent Grammar School||Kent||Community||1999||South-east|
|29. Bournemouth School||Bournemouth||Foundation||2000||South-west|
|30. Chatham Grammar School for Boys||Medway||Community||2000||South-east|
|31. Clevedon Community School||North Somerset||Community||2000||South-west|
|32. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School||Islington, LB of||Community||2000||London|
|33. Hele's School||Plymouth, City of||Community||2000||South-west|
|34. Highcliffe School||Dorset||Foundation||2000||South-west|
|35. John Bentley School (The)||Wiltshire||Foundation||2000||South-west|
|36. Kingsmead Community School||Somerset||Community||2000||South-west|
|37. Mountbatten School (The)||Hampshire||Community||2000||South-east|
|38. Romsey School (The)||Hampshire||Community||2000||South-east|
|39. Ryde High School||Isle of Wight||Community||2000||South-east|
|40. Sir John Cass's Foundation Redcoat School (The)||Tower Hamlets||Voluntary-Aided||2000||London|
|41. Sir Thomas Rich's School||Gloucestershire||Community||2000||South-west|
|42. Woodbridge High School||Redbridge||Community||2000||London|
|43. Aylesbury High School||Buckinghamshire||Community||2001||South-east|
|44. Connaught School for Girls||Waltham Forest, LB of||Community||2001||London|
|45. Greenford High School||Ealing, LB of||Foundation||2001||London|
|46. Hayle Community School||Cornwall||Community||2001||South-west|
|47. Henry Box School (The)||Oxfordshire||Community||2001||South-east|
|48. Pate's Grammar School||Gloucestershire||Voluntary-Aided||2001||South-west|
|49. Piggott School (The)||Wokingham||Voluntary-Aided||2001||South-east|
2 Nov 2001 : Column: 899W
Mr. Denham: The recommendations of the Social Exclusion Unit's Policy Action Team (12) report on Young People centred around four themes; improving the way Government develop and implement policy and services for children and young people; a new focus on preventive services; improving individual services for children and young people; and designing policies around their needs, especially through involving children and young people in thinking about policies and services. Substantial progress has been made in all these areas.
To improve the way the Government develop policy the Prime Minister has established a new cabinet committee on children and young people's services, created the interdepartmental ministerial post of Minister for Young People and established the interdepartmental Children and Young People's Unit to be responsible for this work.
A new focus on preventive services and action to address the social exclusion of children and young people has been provided by the new Children's Fund. The Fund is worth £450 million over 200102 to 200304, of which £380 million is devoted to the development of preventive services by partnerships throughout England and £70 million is devoted to the Children's Fund Local Network making grants to voluntary organisations working on projects to tackle child poverty.
Improving individual services for children and young people was a key theme of the Spending Review 2000, in particular through the introduction of the Connexions service for 1319 year olds. The first Connexions Partnerships began to deliver services from April this year. £420 million is being invested in Connexions in 200203, rising to £455 million in 200304. To ensure that national health service provision is designed around children we have announced the establishment of a new NHS National Service Framework. Targeted programmes to support children and young people's individual education needs were set out in the White Paper, "Schoolsachieving success" (Cmd 5230). This progress will be further promoted through the cross-cutting review on children at risk announced by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, in response to a written question from my hon. Friend the Member for Preseli, Pembrokeshire (Mrs. Lawrence) on 25 June 2001, Official Report, column 38W.
In "Tomorrow's Future: Building a Strategy for Children and Young People", published on 22 March, the Government set out their commitment to developing an overarching strategy for Children and Young People to ensure that we designed policies around the needs and priorities of young people, including the encouragement of new approaches in Government to ensure effective involvement and participation of children. In the near future, I will be publishing a consultation document on the Government's new strategy for Children and Young People.
2 Nov 2001 : Column: 900W
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|