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Computer Studies

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many children at present in the fifth and sixth forms in schools in Wales are being taught computer studies.

Last summer about 8,250, or 19 per cent., of fifth formers and 480, or 5 per cent., of sixth formers in Wales sat 16 plus or A-level WJEC computer studies examinations. This indicates the scale of study of this subject although not reflecting the widespread use of computers across the curriculum.