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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. 
|No GCSE attempts of 15-year-old pupils( 1) in maintained schools( 2) by subject|
|(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.|
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. 
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|
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.
|Table 1: Full-time teachers: age by subject of highest post A level qualification|
|Age as at November||Percentage||Confidence intervals||Percentage||Confidence intervals|
Secondary School Curriculum And Staffing Survey, November 2002.
|Table 2: Teachers in service: Full-time teachers in maintained secondary schoolshighest post A level qualification( 1) held in the subjects they teach( 2 ) to year groups 7-13, England|
|Degree( 3)||BEd||PGCE||CertEd||Other Qual.||No Qual.||Total teachers (Thousand)|
|(-) = 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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