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Science: GCSE

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which secondary schools did not enter any pupils for GCSE (a) biology, (b) chemistry and (c) physics in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are available. (317220)

[holding answer 22 February 2010]: A list of the requested schools has been placed in the House Libraries.

The Government have introduced a statutory entitlement for all pupils in maintained schools1 to be able to study at least two science GCSEs, specifically this includes core and additional science or the three separate science GCSEs of physics, chemistry and biology.

1 Not including academies and city technology colleges.