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Science: Specialist Schools

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on specialist schools: science, how many of the 433 specialist schools that have chosen science as one of their specialisms entered one or more pupils for (a) a GCSE and (b) an A level in applied science in 2008. (286895)

Of the 433 schools identified as having a specialism in sciences, 77 entered at least one pupil for a vocational GCSE in applied science in 2008.

Of the 433 schools identified as having a specialism in sciences, 269 teach pupils to Key Stage 5 and, of these, 47 entered at least one pupil for an A-level in applied science in 2008.

The source for this answer is the Achievement and Attainment Tables' database.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on specialist schools: science, how many of the 433 specialist schools that have chosen science as one of their specialisms entered one or more pupils for GCSE biology in 2008. (286896)

Of the 433 schools identified as having a specialism in sciences, 317 (73.2 per cent.) entered at least one pupil for GCSE biology in 2008.

Source:

The source for this answer is the Achievement and Attainment Tables’ database.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on specialist schools: science, how many of the 433 specialist schools that have chosen science as one of their specialisms entered no pupils for a science A level in 2008. (286897)

Of the 433 schools identified as having a specialism in sciences, 269 teach pupils to Key Stage 5 and, of these, three did not enter any pupils for an A-level in the science subjects in 2008.

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”.

Source:

The source for this answer is the Achievement and Attainment Tables’ database.