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GCSE: Poole

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils resident in the Poole unitary authority area sat a GCSE in (a) history, (b) physics, (c) chemistry and (d) biology in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009. (320386)

Information about whether a pupil has entered GCSEs in history, physics, chemistry and biology has only been available on the National Pupil Database since the 2003/04 academic year.

Students1, 2 resident3 in Poole unitary authority entered for GCSEs in (a) history, (b) physics, (c) chemistry and (d) biology in 2003/04 and 2008/09

Poole unitary authority

2003/04

2008/09

Number of students1, 2 entered for

History GCSE

464

481

Physics GCSE

224

328

Chemistry GCSE

221

328

Biology GCSE

223

336

1 Data for 2003/04 are based on pupils aged 15 on 31 August 2003 and data for 2008/09 are based on pupils at the end of key stage 4.

2 Students attending maintained schools only, including city technology colleges and academies

3 Based on students with a valid postcode in that academic year.

Source:

National Pupil Database (2003/04 final data, 2008/09 amended data).