Ielts Academic Writing Task 1 Sample 7

You must spend 20 minutes on the task.

Proportions of Students Attending Four Types of Secondary Schools Between 2000 and 2009 are displayed in the table.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

The percentage of students enrolled in four different types of secondary schools between 2000 and 2009 is displayed in the table. 

It is clear that during the course of the study, the percentage of students attending community schools increased significantly, while the percentage of students attending other schools decreased in proportion.

First, from 2000 to 2009, the proportion of students attending voluntary-controlled schools decreased from just over half to just 20%, or one-fifth, of the total. Likewise, during the same time frame, the proportion of kids attending grammar schools—just under 25%—decreased by half. The comparatively small percentage of students attending specialized schools (12%) also decreased, albeit not considerably.

Community schools, on the other hand, had an increase in significance while the other three categories of schools saw a decrease. In reality, during the next nine years, the percentage of students who attended these institutions rose from a mere 12% in 2000 to well over half of all students.