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Free School Meals: A-Levels

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals were entered for A-levels in each subject in 2009. (318406)

The information requested is given in the following table. Please note that this information covers pupils in school sixth forms only; pupils entered for A-level examinations in sixth form or further education colleges are excluded from the figures.

Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals entered in examination

Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals entered in examination

Biology

794

14.1

Biology: Human

23

0.4

Chemistry

652

11.6

Physics

286

5.1

Science: Single award

0

0.0

Science: Electronics

1

1

Science: Environmental

3

0.1

Science: Geology

6

0.1

Mathematics

836

14.8

Mathematics (Pure)

0

0.0

Mathematics (Statistics)

6

0.1

Mathematics (Further)

64

1.1

Additional Mathematics

0

0.0

Computer Studies/Computing

38

0.7

Information Technology

171

3.0

Business Studies

340

6.0

Business Studies and

Economics

29

0.5

Home Economics

1

1

Art and Design

198

3.5

Art and Design (Graphics)

36

0.6

Art and Design (Photography)

102

1.8

Art and Design (Textiles)

62

1.1

Art and Design (3-D studies)

7

0.1

Art and Design (Critical Studies)

1

1

Fine Art

226

4.0

History of Art

0

0.0

Geography

223

4.0

World Development

3

0.1

History

573

10.2

Economics

188

3.3

Religious Studies

480

8.5

Archaeology

0

0.0

Law

216

3.8

Logic/Philosophy

28

0.5

Government and Politics

178

3.2

Psychology

901

16.0

Sociology

750

13.3

English

205

3.6

English Language

250

4.4

English Literature

863

15.3

Drama and Theatre

280

5.0

Communication Studies

21

0.4

Performing Studies

27

0.5

Media/Film/Television Studies

542

9.6

Film Studies

80

1.4

Dutch

14

0.2

French

124

2.2

German

47

0.8

Italian

5

0.1

Modern Greek

1

1

Portuguese

4

0.1

Spanish

50

0.9

Arabic

30

0.5

Bengali

4

0.1

Chinese

7

0.1

Gujarati

1

1

Japanese

0

0.0

Modern Hebrew

1

1

Punjabi

5

0.1

Polish

1

1

Russian

4

0.1

Turkish

20

0.4

Urdu

46

0.8

Persian

10

0.2

Ancient History

3

0.1

Classical Civilisation

29

0.5

Greek

0

0.0

Latin

1

1

Other Classical Languages

0

0.0

Music

45

0.8

Music Technology

32

0.6

Sport/Physical Education Studies

167

3.0

Dance

34

0.6

Accounting/Finance

29

0.5

General Studies

530

9.4

Critical Thinking

21

0.4

Design/Tech and Food

27

0.5

Design/Tech and Systems

4

0.1

Design/Tech and Production

221

3.9

1 Figures have been suppressed to preserve anonymity.

Note:

Includes maintained schools only including CTCs and academies.