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GCSE and A-Level in Science Subjects: Results 1993-1997

Lord Pilkington of Oxenford asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Baroness Blackstone: The information requested in respect of GCSE and GCE A-level achievements is shown in the attached tables.

GCSE and GCE A/AS Level achievements of candidates entered for GCE A-level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97
GCE candidates in: GCE candidates in: GCE candidates in:GCE candidates in: GCE candidates in:
PhysicsChemistryBiology Physics Chemistry Biology Physics Chemistry Biology Physics Chemistry Biology Physics Chemistry Biology
Comprehensive Schools
Number of candidates12,35812,25613,67411,37212,40314,85710,87312,59615,47710,66712,16015,90911,29813,22518,374
Average GCE A/AS points per candidate15.815.812.716.016.113.316.616.613.717.717.914.718.318.215.0
Average A-level points per subject4.54.54.14.64.54.24.94.64.25.05.04.65.35.14.7
Average GCSE points per student
Double Award Science52.653.151.053.854.652.855.156.054.257.158.055.658.459.056.6
Physics52.553.552.454.756.155.057.858.657.461.461.960.464.064.562.8
Chemistry53.053.051.655.455.654.158.258.356.761.762.060.364.164.462.6
Biology54.654.151.057.056.753.659.559.056.361.762.060.264.264.562.4
All subjects51.952.450.353.454.352.454.955.754.057.058.055.758.659.256.8
Average GCSE points per entry per student
Double Award Science12.612.611.812.712.812.112.812.912.113.513.612.613.713.712.7
Physics6.26.15.76.36.25.86.46.25.96.66.45.96.86.66.2
Chemistry6.06.25.76.06.15.76.26.35.96.36.56.06.46.66.1
Biology6.16.26.06.16.26.06.26.36.16.26.36.26.46.56.4
All subjects5.85.95.75.96.05.85.96.05.86.16.25.96.16.25.9
Selective Schools
Number of candidates2,9583,0183,2212,7772,9373,3502,7673,1633,5102,8503,3723,6553,1723,7364,296
Average GCE A/AS points per candidate20.420.917.620.820.917.621.621.318.022.522.219.022.522.719.7
Average A-level points per subject5.76.05.86.06.05.76.46.05.86.46.36.16.56.46.3
Average GCSE points per student
Double Award Science55.655.954.356.156.955.357.858.657.059.961.058.961.562.760.8
Physics56.257.756.858.459.858.460.561.359.964.765.163.966.167.165.5
Chemistry56.757.456.258.959.458.060.961.159.564.865.163.966.167.065.4
Biology57.757.955.859.559.957.561.461.459.064.865.163.866.267.165.4
All subjects55.456.554.956.957.755.858.459.057.161.862.360.363.064.162.1
Average GCSE points per entry per student
Double Award Science12.912.912.313.013.212.613.213.312.714.114.213.414.214.313.6
Physics6.66.56.26.66.56.26.66.56.27.06.76.37.06.96.6
Chemistry6.36.56.26.36.56.16.46.66.26.66.86.46.77.06.6
Biology6.46.66.46.36.46.36.36.56.46.56.66.66.66.86.7
All subjects6.26.36.26.36.46.26.36.46.26.56.66.46.56.66.4
Modern Schools
Number of candidates9564144967414411212017453701325492190
Average GCE A/AS points per candidate9.57.78.09.99.68.211.812.010.49.110.510.613.513.711.6
Average A-level points per subject2.61.82.33.02.42.43.53.42.82.23.02.84.04.13.5
Average GCSE points per student
Double Award Science46.345.546.347.348.846.249.752.850.453.552.451.554.753.653.0
Physics47.153.650.349.747.152.454.855.858.460.558.0nana60.560.5
Chemistry48.147.846.146.847.148.353.951.351.9nananana60.560.5
Biology52.045.945.751.452.848.851.848.449.8nananana60.560.5
All subjects45.545.445.646.948.645.648.951.449.753.452.451.349.551.051.8
Average GCSE points per entry per student
Double Award Science11.611.311.111.912.211.412.212.311.812.712.712.213.213.012.1
Physics6.06.15.36.05.95.46.05.85.55.55.0nana5.55.5
Chemistry6.05.95.25.25.34.95.65.55.3nananana6.56.5
Biology6.26.25.85.65.85.75.85.25.1nananana6.06.0
All subjects5.35.35.25.45.55.35.55.65.55.75.75.75.95.85.6
na --candidates did not attempt subject at GCSE
Independent Schools
Number of candidates6,0087,1316,6525,7477,1026,9555,9077,5437,1905,6197,2807,3715,3957,1877,598
Average GCE A/AS points per candidate23.022.719.023.223.419.923.823.520.425.725.321.626.025.822.0
Average A-level points per subject6.56.66.26.66.86.46.96.86.67.27.16.87.37.36.9
Average GCSE points per student
Double Award Science53.053.252.156.757.455.559.159.657.260.662.259.161.362.859.5
Physics54.355.154.359.860.659.061.662.360.964.765.263.366.467.365.3
Chemistry54.654.954.060.160.358.762.062.260.664.965.163.166.667.265.1
Biology54.955.153.560.660.658.262.462.560.365.465.362.866.967.364.8
All subjects51.752.351.256.957.755.858.959.457.861.462.259.961.562.860.5
Average GCSE points per entry per student
Double Award Science13.313.212.413.213.312.713.313.312.614.114.213.214.314.313.3
Physics6.76.56.26.66.66.36.76.66.37.06.96.57.27.16.7
Chemistry6.56.66.26.46.66.26.56.66.46.86.96.67.07.16.7
Biology6.56.66.46.46.56.46.46.56.46.66.86.66.97.06.8
All subjects6.36.46.26.46.46.36.46.56.36.66.76.46.76.86.6
Sixth form colleges
Number of candidates3,8303,8914,6133,8904,1805,2023,6624,4345,7033,4814,3525,9873,5714,7556,840
Average GCE A/AS points per candidate17.617.613.917.317.514.718.018.014.919.219.616.120.420.016.6
Average A-level points per subject4.95.34.44.85.34.65.25.34.55.35.75.05.85.85.1
Average GCSE points per student
Double Award Science53.253.851.754.555.253.456.156.754.858.158.756.359.659.557.0
Physics53.054.252.854.856.254.857.759.558.061.162.160.363.063.661.8
Chemistry53.753.852.355.656.054.158.258.957.161.562.060.263.263.561.4
Biology55.354.551.756.856.953.459.259.556.761.662.260.163.663.761.3
All subjects52.252.850.853.854.652.655.756.454.457.958.556.159.359.256.8
Average GCSE points per entry per student
Double Award Science12.812.812.012.912.912.312.912.912.213.613.512.613.913.612.7
Physics6.36.15.76.36.25.86.46.35.96.66.46.06.76.56.2
Chemistry6.16.25.86.06.15.76.26.46.06.36.56.16.46.66.1
Biology6.26.26.06.16.36.06.16.36.16.26.46.26.46.56.4
All subjects5.96.05.86.06.05.86.06.15.96.26.26.06.26.26.0
Other FE sector colleges
Number of candidates2,5612,5333,3412,3452,3883,5572,1782,4373,6571,9812,1763,6432,0502,3764,120
Average GCE A/AS points per candidate14.614.611.814.915.012.015.015.012.115.515.312.416.315.612.7
Average A-level points per subject4.44.03.94.54.33.94.54.33.84.64.43.84.84.54.0
Average GCSE points per student
Double Award Science51.651.649.753.454.151.754.655.253.056.056.254.256.456.854.3
Physics50.451.450.052.954.653.155.557.855.758.959.557.360.060.559.6
Chemistry51.051.249.453.754.252.056.157.555.259.459.757.260.860.759.1
Biology52.752.148.954.955.251.457.458.354.759.559.756.961.460.759.0
All subjects48.549.147.651.452.250.052.653.752.054.054.253.154.855.153.6
Average GCSE points per entry per student
Double Award Science12.512.411.512.712.711.912.712.611.913.213.112.213.413.212.3
Physics6.26.05.56.26.15.56.26.05.66.46.15.56.46.25.8
Chemistry5.96.15.55.96.15.55.96.25.66.16.35.76.16.35.9
Biology6.16.15.86.06.15.86.06.36.06.06.26.06.26.36.1
All subjects5.85.85.65.85.95.65.85.95.75.96.05.85.96.05.8
Maintained schools and FE sector colleges
Number of candidates22,00921,95925,19120,64922,19527,33419,74022,95828,75219,17122,36029,65920,30024,40934,046
Average GCE A/AS points per candidate16.516.713.416.816.913.917.417.314.218.418.615.219.119.015.7
Average A-level points per subject4.74.84.34.84.84.45.14.94.45.25.34.85.55.44.9
Average GCSE points per student
Double Award Science52.853.251.254.054.952.955.456.354.457.458.255.958.759.356.8
Physics53.054.353.255.556.955.758.359.558.062.462.961.164.465.063.2
Chemistry53.653.852.456.256.554.958.859.157.462.762.961.064.664.962.9
Biology55.454.951.757.657.554.359.959.756.962.762.960.864.765.062.8
All subjects52.052.650.653.754.652.555.356.154.257.658.456.059.059.557.0
Average GCSE points per entry per student
Double Award Science12.612.711.812.712.812.112.812.912.213.613.612.713.813.712.8
Physics6.36.25.86.46.35.96.46.35.96.76.56.06.86.76.3
Chemistry6.16.35.86.16.25.86.26.46.06.46.66.16.56.76.3
Biology6.26.36.16.26.36.16.26.36.26.36.46.36.56.66.5
All subjects5.96.05.75.96.05.86.06.15.86.16.26.06.26.26.0
All schools and FE sector colleges
Number of candidates28,01729,09031,84326,39629,29734,28925,64730,50135,94224,79029,64037,03025,69531,59641,644
Average GCE A/AS points per candidate17.918.214.618.218.415.118.818.915.520.120.316.520.620.616.8
Average A-level points per subject5.15.24.75.25.34.85.55.44.85.75.75.25.95.85.3
Average GCSE points per student
Double Award Science52.853.251.354.255.053.155.656.554.657.658.556.158.959.657.0
Physics53.454.653.657.458.757.460.061.059.563.664.262.365.466.264.2
Chemistry53.954.252.958.058.356.760.460.759.063.964.162.165.566.164.0
Biology55.255.052.359.159.156.161.261.258.564.064.261.965.766.163.8
All subjects51.952.650.754.455.353.256.156.954.958.459.356.859.560.357.7
Average GCSE points per entry per student
Double Award Science12.712.711.912.812.912.212.812.912.213.613.612.713.813.812.8
Physics6.46.35.96.56.46.16.56.46.16.96.76.27.06.96.5
Chemistry6.26.45.96.26.46.06.46.56.26.66.86.36.76.96.5
Biology6.36.46.26.36.46.26.36.46.36.46.66.56.66.86.6
All subjects6.06.15.86.06.15.96.16.25.96.36.36.16.36.46.1


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