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** Mr. Gibb: **
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of schools were rated good or better by Ofsted at teaching mathematics at key stages *(a)* 1, *(b)* 2, *(c)* 3 and *(d)* 4. [13267]

** Jacqui Smith: **
This is a matter for HM Chief Inspector of Schools. David Bell, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector for Schools will write to the hon. Gentleman and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.

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*Letter from David Bell to Mr. Nick Gibb, dated 22 July 2005:*

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for reply.

You asked how many, and what proportion, of schools were rated good or better by Ofsted at teaching mathematics at key stages *(a)* 1, *(b)* 2, *(c)* 3 and *(d)* 4.

The most up to date information about the teaching of mathematics comes from the 2003/04 Annual Report. The proportions of schools that were inspected in which the teaching of mathematics was good or better, by Key Stage, are as follows.

Percentage | Number | |
---|---|---|

Key Stage 1 | 69 | 2,200 |

Key Stage 2 | 73 | 2,300 |

Key Stage 3 | 69 | 430 |

Key Stage 4 | 65 | 360 |

The percentages relate to the number of schools inspected not the total number of schools in England.

The Key Stage 3 numbers are greater than those for Key Stage 4 partly because they include middle schools (deemed secondary).

Numbers of schools are rounded to the nearest 100 for Key Stages 1 and 2,and to the nearest 10 for Key Stages 3 and 4.

A copy of this reply has been sent to Jacqui Smith and will be placed in the library of both Houses.

** Mr. Gibb: **
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of *(a)* undergraduate and *(b)* graduate students in English universities studying mathematics degrees were foreign nationals in the last year for which figures are available. [9265]

** Bill Rammell: **
The latest information is shown in the table:

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All Undergraduates^{(37)} | Graduates | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Number | Percentage | Number | Percentage | |

UK | 21,665 | 90 | 4,910 | 91 |

EU | 465 | 2 | 115 | 2 |

Overseas | 2,000 | 8 | 370 | 7 |

Total | 24,130 | 100 | 5,393 | 100 |

Note:

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5, so components may not sum to totals.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

** Mr. Amess: **
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of schools in Southend in each of the last five years were rated good or better by Ofsted at teaching mathematics at key stages *(a)* 1, *(b)* 2, *(c)* 3 and *(d)* 4. [14303]

** Beverley Hughes: **
This is a matter for HM Chief Inspector of Schools. David Bell, Her Majesty Chief Inspector for Schools will write to the hon. Gentleman and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.

*Letter from David Bell to Mr David Amess dated 2 August 2005:*

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for reply.

You asked how many and what proportion of schools in Southend in each of the last five years were rated good or better by Ofsted at teaching mathematics ay key stages *(a)* 1, *(b)* 2, *(c)*3 and *(d)* 4.

The attached table provides the proportion of schools, by key stage, where the teaching of mathematics was judged to be good or better.

A copy of this reply has been sent to Jacqui Smith and will be placed in the library of both Houses.

The tables below provide the numbers and proportion of schools, by key stage, where the teaching of mathematics was judged to be good or better.

Year^{(38)} | Total number of schools Inspected^{(40)} | Total number of KS1 Maths Judgements^{(39)} | Percentage of good or better KS1 Maths Judgements | Total number of KS2 Maths Judgements | Percentage of good or better KS2 Maths Judgements |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

2000/01 | 8 | 3 | 67 | 4 | 50 |

2001/02 | 14 | 6 | 50 | 5 | 100 |

2002/03 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

2003/04 | 10 | 4 | 75 | 4 | 75 |

2004/05^{(41)} | 6 | 5 | 80 | 4 | 75 |

Year^{(38)} | Total number of KS3 Maths Judgements^{(39)} | Percentage of good or better KS3 Maths Judgements | Total number of KS4 Maths Judgements | Percentage of good or better KS4 Maths Judgements |
---|---|---|---|---|

2000/01 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

2001/02 | 3 | 67 | 3 | 100 |

2002/03 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

2003/04 | 2 | 100 | 2 | 100 |

2004/05^{(41)} | 2 | 100 | 2 | 100 |

** Mr. Clappison: **
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students commenced undergraduate courses in *(a)* mathematics and *(b)* mathematics combined with another subject in English universities in each of the last 30 years. [8722]

** Bill Rammell: **
The available information, covering institutions in Great Britain, is shown in the tables. Changes in the classification of subjects and in the coverage of institutions mean it is not possible to produce a consistent time series for the whole of this period. A corresponding time series for institutions in England is not available centrally.

Academic year | Entrants |
---|---|

1973/74 | 3,660 |

1974/75 | 3,645 |

1975/76 | 3,485 |

1976/77 | 3,655 |

1977/78 | 3,900 |

1978/79 | 4,185 |

1979/80 | 4,445 |

1980/81 | 5,020 |

1981/82 | 5,175 |

1982/83 | 5,105 |

1983/84 | 5,035 |

1984/85 | 5,130 |

Source: Universities Statistical Record (USR). Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Academic year | Entrants |
---|---|

1985/86 | 3,350 |

1986/87 | 3,150 |

1987/88 | 3,415 |

1988/89 | 3,745 |

1989/90 | 4,155 |

1990/91 | 4,020 |

1991/92 | 4,115 |

1992/93 | 4,085 |

1993/94 | 4,525 |

Source: Universities Statistical Record (USR). Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Academic year | Entrants |
---|---|

1994/95 | 5,650 |

1995/96 | 5,190 |

1996/97 | 5,615 |

1997/98 | 5,930 |

1998/99 | 5,255 |

1999/2000 | 5,410 |

2000/01 | 5,425 |

2001/02 | 5,700 |

2002/03^{(47)} | 6,505 |

2003/04 | 6,700 |

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.

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