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Some independent schools are showing in the Achievement and Attainment Tables with 0 per cent. A*-C including English and maths because we do not count iGCSEs as they are not accredited by QCA or approved by the Secretary of State for school age use.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many pupils sat GCSE history in 2006 in (a) each region and (b) each local education authority; and what percentage of all GCSE pupils in each area each figure represents; 
(2) how many pupils achieved an A* to C grade in GCSE history in 2006 in each (a) region and (b) local education authority; and what percentage of all GCSE pupils in each area each figure represents. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many pupils sat AS level history in 2006 in each (a) region and (b) local education authority; and what percentage of all AS level pupils in each area those figures represent; 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many history graduates entered teacher training in order to qualify as secondary school history teachers in each of the last 10 years. 
Jim Knight: The following table shows the number of history graduates entering Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses in order to qualify as secondary school history teachers in England between 2000/01 and 2004/05.
|Number of history graduates entering post graduate initial teacher training to qualify as secondary school history teachers|
|History graduates entering teacher training to qualify as a secondary school history teacher|
1. Includes universities and other HE institutions, SCITT and OU, but excludes employment based routes.
2. Recruitment numbers shown are rounded to the nearest 10.
3. Figures for 2005/06 will be available in July 2007.
TDAs Performance Profiles
Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that more accommodation options are available to young people making the transition from local authority care to independent living. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Green Paper Care Matters was issued on 9 October 2006. This includes the Governments proposals for significantly improving the support provided to young people leaving care to enable them to make a positive transition to adulthood. These proposals will lead to young people being better prepared for care leaving and will encourage the development of a wider range of accommodation options for them.
We intend to evaluate existing models of supported housing for care leavers and then share the results of this activity with leaving care and housing services so that local housing strategies take greater account of the specific needs of care leavers. As well as this, we will establish a capital investment fund to support the provision of dedicated accommodation for care leavers. The Green Paper also includes proposals to pilot allowing young people to remain with their foster cares up to the age of 21.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the pass mark was for
Level Five in Key Stage Three tests in (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science in each year since 1997; 
Jim Knight: National Curriculum tests are not designed to be pass or fail examinations. The marks required to achieve particular levels in key stage 2 and 3 tests in each year are published on the QCAs website at http://www.qca.org.uk/12305.html a copy of which has been placed in the House Library.
|Maintained primary, secondary and all special schools( 1, 2, 3) : number and percentage of pupils by first language, as at January 2006|
|Pupils of compulsory school age and above|
|Primary Schools( 1)||Secondary Schools( 1)||Special Schools( 2)|
|Number of pupils||Percentage of pupils( 4)||Number of pupils||Percentage of pupils( 4)||Number of pupils||Percentage of pupils( 4)|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes General Hospital Schools.
(3) Excludes dually registered pupils.
(4) The number of pupils by their first language expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils of compulsory school age and above.
(5) Information was not sought or refused. Includes 11 pupils in secondary schools for whom data on first language was missing.
(6) Pupils of compulsory school age and above
Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.
Jim Knight [holding answer 15 January 2007]: While no such estimate has been made, we are aware that a number of maintained schools use Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology to teach other curriculum subjects through the medium of a foreign language.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many lessons inspected by Ofsted, excluding lessons in foreign languages, were taught in a language other than English in each year since 1996. 
Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majestys Chief Inspector, for reply.
You asked how many lessons inspected by Ofsted, excluding lessons in foreign languages, were taught in a language other than English in each year since 1996.
It is not possible to answer this question because the language in which lessons are taught has not, at any time, been recorded by inspectors on an Evidence Form. Inspectors may well record in the text that a lesson is taught in another language, but it is not possible to retrieve this information from every inspection since 1996.
A copy of this reply has been sent to Jim Knight MP, Minister of State for Schools, and will be placed in the Library of both Houses.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools fall within each percentage point in terms of the proportion of pupils attending the school who have English as an additional language. 
|Maintained primary and secondary schools( 1) : number of schools in England by the percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English( 2) , as at January 2006|
|Number of schools|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) Pupils of compulsory schools age and above are classified according to first language.
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