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Number of 16-year olds
Maintained schools( 1) Independent schools( 2) Sixth form college Other FE( 3) Total WBL Part-time education Total education and WBL( 4) Population

Essex

5,300

400

2,300

5,000

13,000

900

600

14,500

17,400

Southend-on-Sea

800

200

500

1,500

100

100

1,600

2,000

Thurrock

100

800

500

1,400

100

100

1,500

1,900


Table 2 : Participation in education and training of 16 year olds by LEAs in Essex, 200 4 , f ull-time education
Percentage of 16-year olds
Maintained schools( 1) Independent schools( 2) Sixth form college Other FE( 3) Total WBL Part-time education Total education and WBL( 4)

Essex

31

3

12

27

73

5

3

83

Southend-on-Sea

39

0

10

26

74

6

2

82

Thurrock

4

0

36

27

66

5

3

74


Number of 16-year olds
Maintained schools( 1) Independent schools( 2) Sixth form college Other FE( 3) Total WBL Part-time education Total education and WBL( 4) Population

Essex

5,400

400

2,100

4,600

12,500

1,100

600

14,300

17,000

Southend-on-Sea

800

200

500

1,500

100

1,700

2,000

Thurrock

100

700

500

1,300

100

100

1,500

2,000

1 Includes all pupils in maintained schools and maintained special schools.
(2 )Includes all pupils in independent schools, non-maintained special schools, city technology colleges, academies and pupil referral units.
(3) Includes all learners in General FE, tertiary and specialist colleges (e.g. agriculture colleges).
(4) Total of all full-time and part-time education and WBL, less WBL provision in education institutions.

Higher Education: EU Nationals

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students from EU accession countries have obtained places at London universities in each year since 2004. [168429]

Bill Rammell: I have been asked to reply.

The latest available information is given in the table. Figures for 2006/07 will be available in January 2008.

Entrants to higher education institutions in London ( 1) from EU accession countries ( 2) by level of study Academic years 2003/04 to 2005/06
Level of study Academic year Entrants from E U accession countries

Postgraduate

2003/04

495

2004/05

885

2005/06

1,090

Undergraduate

2003/04

500

2004/05

1,455

2005/06

1,885

Total

2003/04

995

2004/05

2,335

2005/06

2,975

(1) Includes all Higher Education Institutions in London Government Office Region.
(2) The 10 EU accession countries who joined the EU on the 1 May 2004 are—Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Notes:
Numbers are on a HESA Standard Registration population basis, and have been rounded to the nearest 5.
Source:
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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Bulgaria and Romania also joined the EU in January 2007. This change will be shown in the 2006/07 figures.

International Baccalaureate: Greater London

Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools and colleges in each London local authority offered international baccalaureates in the latest period for which figures are available. [168649]

Jim Knight: Currently, there are three maintained schools and colleges in London offering the international baccalaureate (IB). They are in Bexley, Enfield and Richmond upon Thames. A fourth local authority, Tower Hamlets, will have a school offering the IB from September 2008.

There are also independent schools in the following local authorities currently offering the IB: Barnet,
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Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Merton and Westminster.

Languages: GCE A-Level

Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of students in post-16 full-time education were entered for A-level or equivalent examinations in (a) French, (b) German, (c) Spanish, (d) Mandarin Chinese, (e) Russian and (f) another modern foreign language in (i) Ribble Valley, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) England in each year since 1997. [167774]

Jim Knight [holding answer 26 November 2007]: The information required is as follows.

Figures for Ribble Valley are available at only disproportionate cost.

Number of pupils taking GCE A levels in England and Lancashire in academic years 1997-98 to 2006-07
England
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

French

19,629

17,774

15,240

15,393

13,599

12,904

12,480

11,963

12,190

12,173

German

8,903

8,527

7,581

7,607

6,367

6,068

5,643

5,238

5,534

5,631

Spanish

4,499

4,640

4,516

501

4,430

4,504

4,650

4,930

5,202

5,502

Chinese

1,017

1,122

1,185

102

1,400

1,496

1,677

1,606

1,996

1,993

Russian

455

460

490

442

415

485

451

547

522

623

Welsh (2nd language)

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

1

Dutch

6

18

14

32

21

24

49

73

62

69

Italian

556

556

585

565

582

531

516

508

577

542

Modern Greek

153

107

112

87

110

77

93

96

71

86

Portuguese

96

108

118

88

125

102

115

131

141

166

Arabic

0

0

0

167

188

181

218

258

259

277

Bengali

86

42

41

41

37

23

28

44

38

38

Gujarati

0

0

0

0

10

14

21

23

21

29

Hindi

15

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Japanese

317

279

273

183

201

232

203

210

242

223

Modern Hebrew

27

24

21

14

26

36

34

34

51

50

Panjabi

139

89

118

108

50

83

75

96

134

94

Polish

79

84

86

49

68

66

85

92

115

143

Turkish

119

116

129

118

151

171

188

227

223

212

Urdu

390

485

484

413

395

392

443

469

478

420

Persian

0

0

0

0

71

86

83

120

154

147

Total (other)

1,983

1,915

1,981

1,865

2,046

2,018

2,151

2,381

2,566

2,497

Total (all modern languages)

36,486

34,438

30,993

30,910

28,257

27,475

27,052

26,665

28,010

28,419


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