To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
(1) how many schools for pupils aged 11 to 18 years old do not offer an A-level physics course;
(2) how many schools for 11 to 18 years olds do not offer an A-level course in a modern language.
The Department does not hold information on schools that offer particular subjects at A level.
The number and percentage of secondary schools that entered pupils into physics and a modern foreign language in 2006-07 are given in the following table.
|Number of secondary schools with sixth forms that entered pupils into subject||Percentage of secondary schools with sixth forms that entered pupils into subject|
|Other modern language||990||42.2|
|Any modern language||2,001||85.3|
| Notes: |
1. The figures relate to 16-18 year olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August 2006) in secondary schools that entered pupils into GCEA levels.
2. Other Modern Languages' include 'Arabic', 'Bengali', 'Chinese', 'Dutch', 'Gujarati', 'Italian', 'Japanese', 'Panjabi', 'Persian', 'Polish', 'Portuguese', 'Russian', 'Turkish' and 'Urdu'