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Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of pupils in maintained schools were not entered for a GCSE in (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science in each year since 1997. [115126]

Jim Knight: The following table shows the number and percentage of 15-year-old pupils(1) in maintained schools(2) who did not attempt a GCSE in the subjects listed.

No GCSE attempts of 15-year-old pupils( 1) in maintained schools( 2) by subject
Number Percentage
English Maths Science English Maths Science

1997

43,850

43,768

44,702

8.2

8.1

8.3

1998

45,517

39,373

42,492

8.6

7.5

8.1

1999

40,948

34,970

39,539

7.7

6.6

7.4

2000

38,609

32,545

38,480

7.2

6.1

7.2

2001

42,840

35,018

43,255

7.7

6.3

7.7

2002

36,871

28,914

38,013

6.6

5.2

6.8

2003

36,101

30,080

42,947

6.2

5.2

7.4

2004

35,145

28,635

52,683

5.9

4.8

8.8

2005

28,610

21,938

43,939

4.9

3.7

7.4

2006

26,686

20,398

45,252

4.4

3.4

7.5

(1) Pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year (i.e. 31 August). (2) Includes community schools, voluntary aided schools, voluntary controlled schools, foundation schools, city technology colleges, academies, community special schools, foundation special schools, hospital schools and pupil referral units.

General Certificate of Secondary Education: Standards

Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in England achieved five A to C grade GCSEs including mathematics and English for less than 20 per cent. of their students in 2006; and which such schools are in each local education authority in Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland. [118049]

Jim Knight: Revised figures show that 276 maintained mainstream schools published in the 2006 Secondary School Achievement and Attainment tables had less than 20 per cent. of their pupils aged 15 achieving five plus A*-C including English and maths in 2006. The schools from this group that are in Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland local authorities are in the following table. There were no schools within this group in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Gateshead local authorities.

Local authority School name Percentage of pupils aged 15 achieving 5+A*-C including English and maths 2006

Durham

Sunnydale Community College for Maths and Computing

12

Newcastle upon Tyne

West Gate Community College

12

All Saints College

14

Sunderland

Pennywell School

9

Hylton Red House School

15


History Teachers

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many (a) male and (b) female secondary school history teachers there are in England; [116045]

(2) what the average age is of secondary school history teachers in England; [116046]

(3) how many teachers teaching secondary school classes in history in England hold a degree in history. [116047]

Jim Knight: Information for the number of maintained secondary school history teachers in England is not available by gender.

Table 1 provides the number of full-time teachers by age and subject of highest post A level qualification.

Table 2 provides the number of full-time teachers employed in maintained secondary schools by the highest post A level qualification held in the subjects that they teach to year groups 7-13 in November 2002. This is the latest information available.


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Table 1: Full-time teachers: age by subject of highest post A level qualification
History All subjects
Age as at November Percentage Confidence intervals Percentage Confidence intervals

Under 30

19

±

3

20

±

1

30-39

23

±

3

24

±

1

40-49

27

±

4

29

±

1

50 or over

30

±

4

27

±

1

Source:
Secondary School Curriculum And Staffing Survey, November 2002.

Table 2: Teachers in service: Full-time teachers in maintained secondary schools—highest post A level qualification( 1) held in the subjects they teach( 2 ) to year groups 7-13, England
Percentage
Degree( 3) BEd PGCE CertEd Other Qual. No Qual. Total teachers (Thousand)

Mathematics

42 ± 3

15 ± 2

9 ± 2

7 ± 1

2 ± 1

24 ± 2

28.2

English

51 ± 3

15 ± 2

7 ± 1

6 ± 1

1 ± 1

20 ± 2

29.4

Combined/general science

62 ± 3

12 ± 2

10 ± 2

4 ± 1

1 ± 1

11 ± 2

28.3

Biology(4)

71 ± 5

7± 3

11 ± 4

3 ± 2

- ± 1

7 ± 3

5.6

Chemistry(4)

72 ± 5

6 ± 3

12 ± 4

1 ± 1

1 ± 1

7 ± 3

5.2

Physics(4)

63 ± 6

11 ± 4

15 ± 4

3 ± 2

- ± -

8 ± 3

4.7

Other sciences(4)

10 ± 6

4 ± 4

5 ± 4

- ± -

- ± -

80 ± 8

1.6

French

54 ± 3

7 ± 2

10 ± 2

3 ± 1

2 ± 1

23 ± 3

16.0

German

47 ± 5

6 ± 3

13 ± 4

1 ± 1

2 ± 1

30 ± 5

6.9

Spanish

37 ± 7

8 ± 4

19 ± 6

- ± -

3 ± 2

33 ± 7

3.6

Other modern languages

18 ± 8

- ± -

9 ± 7

- ± -

3 ± 4

71 ± 10

1.4

Design and technology(5)

26 ± 3

20 ± 3

7 ± 2

21 ± 3

2 ± 1

24 ± 3

20.9

ICT(5, 6)

13 ± 2

6 ± 1

8 ± 2

2 ± 1

3 ± 1

69 ± 3

18.9

Other/combined technology(5)

30 ± 10

13 ± 8

16 ± 7

18 ± 9

2 ± 3

20 ± 9

1.6

Business studies

30 ± 5

11 ± 4

9 ± 3

4 ± 2

3 ± 2

43 ± 5

6.5

Classics

33 ± 7

- ± -

2 ± 4

2 ± -

- ± -

63 ± 7

1.0

History

57± 4

9 ± 2

6 ± 2

6 ± 2

- ± -

23 ± 3

13.7

Religious education

22 ± 3

8 ± 2

8 ± 2

4 ± 1

2 ± 1

57 ± 4

14.2

Geography

53 ± 4

9 ± 2

6 ± 2

5 ± 2

1 ± 1

25 ± 3

13.7

Other social studies

35 ± 5

6 ± 3

2 ± 2

2 ± 1

- ± 1

54 ± 6

4.9

Combined arts/humanities/social studies

5 ± 3

4 ± 2

7 ± 3

1 ± 1

1 ± 1

83 ± 5

5.3

Music

59 ± 5

15 ± 4

5 ± 2

6 ± 3

2 ± 2

13 ± 4

6.3

Drama

25± 4

10 ± 3

12 ± 3

6 ± 2

2 ± 1

45 ± 5

8.1

Art and design

54 ± 4

10 ± 3

7 ± 2

9 ± 3

1 ± 1

20 ± 4

9.3

Physical education

25 ± 3

31 ± 3

6 ± 2

13 ± 2

2 ± 1

22 ± 2

21.4

Careers education

2 ± 2

1± 2

3 ± 3

4 ± 4

3 ± 4

87 ± 7

1.5

PSHE(6)

1 ± -

1 ± -

2 ± 1

1 ± -

- ± -

95 ± 1

61.4

General studies

1 ± 1

2 ± 1

1 ± 1

- ± 1

- ± -

95 ± 2

7.1

Citizenship

2 ± 1

1 ± 1

2 ± 1

- ± 1

- ± -

94 ± 2

9.0

Other

32.8

Total(2, 7)

33 ± -

10 ± -

7 ± -

5 ± -

1 ± -

44 ± -

388.4

(‘-’) = Zero or less than 0.5. (1) Where a teacher has more than one post A level qualification in the same subject, the qualification level is determined by the highest level reading from left (Degree) to right (Other qualification). For example, teachers shown under PGCE have a PGCE but not a degree or BEd in the subject, while those with a PGCE and a degree are shown only under Degree. (2) Teachers are counted once against each subject which they are teaching. (3) Includes higher degrees but excludes BEds. (4) Teachers qualified in combined/general science are treated as qualified to teach biology, chemistry, or physics. Teachers qualified in biology, chemistry or physics are treated as qualified to teach combined/general science. (5) Teachers qualified in other/combined technology are treated as qualified to teach design and technology or information and communication technology. Teachers qualified in design and technology or information and communication technology are treated as qualified to teach other/combined technology. (6) Information and communication technology is abbreviated as ICT and personal social and health education is abbreviated as PSHE. (7) “Other” not included in total percentages.
Source: Secondary Schools Curriculum and Staffing Survey 2002.

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