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Science: GCE A-level

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1073W, on GCE A level, how many and what percentage of schools did not enter any pupils for a science A level in 2006-07. (286773)

The information requested is given as follows:

66 maintained schools did not enter any pupils aged 16-18 for any science A-level in 2006/07. This represents 4 per cent. of maintained schools that had A-level entries in 2006/07 and were published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables.

Note:

A-level subjects included as science are: applied science (single and double awards), biological sciences, chemistry, physics, electronics, environmental science, geology and ‘psychology as a science’.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1073W, on GCE A level, (1) how many and what percentage of the 115 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A level examination in biology entered at least one pupil for an A level examination in applied science in 2006-07; (286774)

(2) how many and what percentage of the 96 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A Level in mathematics in 2006-07 entered at least one pupil for an A Level in applied science in that year.

The information requested is as follows:

18 (16 per cent.) of the 115 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A level in biology entered at least one pupil for an A level in single or double award applied science in 2006-07.

8 (8 per cent.) of the 96 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A level in mathematics entered at least one pupil for an A level in single or double award applied science in 2006-07.

Note:

The figures relate to 16-18 year olds in maintained schools that were published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables.