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Science: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained secondary schools entered one or more students for separate science GCSEs in each year since 2001. (187209)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 16-year-olds in maintained secondary schools were entered for GCSE, dual award science, in each year since 2001. (187210)

The information requested is provided in the following table:

Number of 15-year-olds in maintained secondary schools entered for science dual award

Percentage of 15-year-olds in maintained secondary schools entered for science dual award

2006/07

406,021

69.9

2005/06

414,291

72.2

2004/05

423,496

72.6

2003/04

455,918

77.3

2002/03

451,665

79.0

2001/02

446,769

77.1

2000/01

445,487

77.3

Figures relate to 15-year-olds (age at start of the academic year, i.e. 31 August).