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Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 13th October 2009.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

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.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

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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