Science: GCSE

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals attended schools which did not enter at least one pupil in at least one science subject at GCSE in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.

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

holding answer 18 January 2010

Of all pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 that are eligible for free school meals in maintained schools, 1,172 pupils (1.6 per cent.) were on roll at schools, in January 2009, that entered no pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in at least one science subject in 2009.

Data for 1997 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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