Figures show a great disparity in the number of students taking examinations in religious studies.
The 2013 data comes from Central Beds Council’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education.
More students at Stratton Upper School sat the full GCSE, Sandy Upper School students favoured the GCSE short course and very few Samuel Whitbread students took either examination.
Hardly any students studied religious studies at AS or A Level. 100 per cent of students taking the full RE GCSE at Sandy Upper School went away with A* to C grades. But only 18 students were entered.
By contrast Stratton Upper School in Biggleswade had a 58.3 per cent A* to C success rate but 254 entries.
Samuel Whitbread Academy in Clifton entered 27 students and had a 96.3 per cent.
The latter did not enter any students for the religious studies GCSE short course. Sandy Upper entered 182 students and had a 59.3 per cent A* to C pass rate while Stratton Upper entered 24 students and had a 25 per cent success rate.
Samuel Whitbread had six students taking the A Level and three taking the AS Level, Sandy had two A Level students and Stratton had none.