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

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Photo of David Laws David Laws 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 pupils (a) eligible for free school meals and (b) not eligible for free school meals were entered for GCSEs in each subject in 2009.

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

The information is shown in the following table.

The number and percentage of pupils entered for GCSEs in each subject in 2009 by free school meal eligibility
Number of FSM pupils entered Percentage of all FSM pupils at the end of key stage 4 Number of non-FSM pupils entered Percentage of all non-FSM pupils at the end of key stage 4
Biological Science 3,525 4.7 67,757 13.4
Chemistry 2,985 4.0 64,334 12.8
Physics 2,954 4.0 64,231 12.7
Core Science 53,925 72.5 378,560 75.1
Additional Science 30,470 41.0 275,635 54.7
Additional Applied Science 6,965 9.4 39,902 7.9
Single Award Science 53,927 72.5 378,603 75.1
English 67,351 90.5 487,358 96.6
Maths 68,130 91.6 489,359 97.0
Statistics 6,112 8.2 63,908 12.7
Design and Technology and Electronics 1,028 1.4 10,583 2.1
Design and Technology and Food Technology 7,003 9.4 58,591 11.6
Design and Technology and Graphics 5,498 7.4 49,547 9.8
Design and Technology and Resistant Materials Technology 7,889 10.6 60,360 12.0
Design and Technology and Systems Control 436 0.6 5,325 1.1
Design and Technology and Textiles Technology 4,551 6.1 34,133 6.8
Office Technology 3,465 4.7 28,372 5.6
Information Technology 3,791 5.1 46,167 9.2
Business Studies 5,696 7.7 63,969 12.7
Home Economics 3,401 4.6 19,158 3.8
Geography 11,049 14.9 137,972 27.4
History 13,466 18.1 160,715 31.9
Music 2,951 4.0 39,641 7.9
Art and Design 17,714 23.8 135,362 26.8
Fine Art 4,019 5.4 36,876 7.3
English Literature 44,942 60.4 399,628 79.2
Drama 8,124 10.9 70,021 13.9
Media, Film and Television Studies 7,314 9.8 52,715 10.5
Physical Education 10,314 13.9 117,719 23.3
Religious Studies 16,202 21.8 137,223 27.2
French 10,273 13.8 130,311 25.8
German 3,098 4.2 58,014 11.5
Spanish 3,294 4.4 42,685 8.5
Italian 171 0.2 2,615 0.5
Arabic 676 0.9 751 0.1
Bengali 581 0.8 598 0.1
Chinese 109 0.1 1,168 0.2
Dutch 209 0.3 211 0.0
Gujarati 38 0.1 718 0.1
Japanese 48 0.1 797 0.2
Modern Greek 25 0.0 346 0.1
Modern Hebrew 12 0.0 230 0.0
Panjabi 111 0.1 760 0.2
Persian 144 0.2 253 0.1
Polish 61 0.1 2,021 0.4
Portuguese 254 0.3 938 0.2
Russian 62 0.1 871 0.2
Turkish 523 0.7 624 0.1
Urdu 1,248 1.7 2,747 0.5
Urdu 1,248 1.7 2,745 0.5
Notes:

1. Figures are revised.

2. Figures relate to pupils at the end of key stage 4 in maintained schools.

Source:

National Pupil Database

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