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Education Statistics

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will disaggregate for Wales the data contained in tables I, II and III of the Department of Education and Science memorandum contained in the second report of the Select Committee on Education HC 208-II, pp 10–12, session 1989–90.

[holding answer 22 May 1990]: The information requested is given in the tables.

Leaving between 31 March 1985 and 31 March 1986

Leaving between 31 March 1980 and 31 March 1981

Number

Percentage1

Number

Percentage2

Within 10 years of qualifying but after 5 years119·443·0
More than 10 years after qualifying215·2205·9
All Maths graduates466·8366·0

Wastage among Physics Graduates:

Within 2 years of qualifying00114·3
Within 5 years of qualifying but after 2 years515·649·1
Within 10 years of qualifying but after 5 years24·356·1
More than 10 years after qualifying144·973·6
All Physics graduates215·6175·0

1 As a percentage of all in service in specified group at March 1985.

2 As a percentage of all in service in specified group at March 1980.

Table III

Unfilled vacancies in secondary schools by subject January 1984–1988

1984

1985

1986

1987

19881

Percentage vacancies2

Mathematics181821760·4
Computer Studies087531·3
Chemistry304200·0
Physics857430·7
Biology462140·8
Other Science896371·1
French5411450·8
German120010·7
French/German03111n.a.
Spanishn.a.20100·0
Welsh and other languages3948271·1
English16121510141·1
Draman.a.04211·1
History3610110·2
Social Studies115010·8
Geography4213430·4
Religious Education384100·0
CDT3816170·9
Commerce/ Business365531·1
Art/Light Craft324140·7
Home Economics/Needlework778240·6
Music155320·5
P.E.5611330·4
Remedial2711651·0
Careers020000·0
Other main subjects621010·5
Combined subjects532010·5
Total11813518169870·7
Head vacancies2
Deputy Head vacancies2
Total vacancies (1988)91

1Separately identified figures for heads and deputy heads were collected for the first time in 1988 possibly resulting in undercounting in previous years. But to the extent that they were recorded prior to 1988 they will have been allocated to a teaching subject, slightly inflating the number of vacancies in individual subjects relative to their 1988 values.

2Percentage vacancy estimates are based on 1988 figures. 1988 subject teacher numbers have been derived by applying 1989 Secondary School Staffing Survey rates on subject teacher numbers to the teacher numbers recorded at January 1988.

3Vacancy rates are recorded on the Form 618G and vacancies for Welsh teachers are combined with vacancies in other languages.