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Science: GCE A-Level

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people took one or more science A-levels in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last five years. (249848)

The information is given in the following table:

Number of pupils entered for at least one Science A level

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

221

205

225

220

241

Tees Valley District

672

667

644

619

701

North East

2,455

2,461

2,308

2,337

2,419

England

56,386

58,167

56,072

56,570

58,976

Notes: 1. Figures relate to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August) in all maintained schools and colleges. 2. Figures include achievements in Biological, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Single Award Science, Electronics, Environmental Science, Geology and Applied Science. Source: School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables data.