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Michael Gove (Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families; Surrey Heath, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of maintained mainstream schools did not enter any pupils for (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) biology and (d) history GCSE in 2008.

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Vernon Coaker (Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families; Gedling, Labour)

Of the 3,159 maintained mainstream schools published in the 2008 Achievement and Attainment Tables,

1,810 (57.3 per cent.) entered no pupils for physics,

1,802 (57.0 per cent.) entered no pupils for chemistry,

1,737 (54.8 per cent.) entered no pupils for biology and

131 (4.1 per cent.) entered no pupil for history.

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