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Science: GCSE

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 24 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils educated in maintained mainstream schools achieved a GCSE in core science and no other science qualification in 2008. (278958)

Of the pupils at the end of Key Stage 4, educated in maintained mainstream schools, 79443 (13.5 per cent.) achieved a GCSE in core science and no other1 science qualification in 2008.

1 The other sciences that were considered were Double Award Science and Applied Science, Applied Science, Additional Applied Science, Additional Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.