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Education: Classics

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Patten Lord Patten Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers qualified with a postgraduate certificate of education in classics in England in each year since 1990.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The available information is given in the table. This shows the number and proportion of teachers gaining qualified teacher status via postgraduate college based initial teacher training courses specialising in classics, in each year since 1998-99.

Teachers gaining qualified teacher status via postgraduate college based courses
Academic Years: 1998-99 to 2008-09
Coverage: England
Secondary ITT % teachers gaining QTS specialising in Classics
Total of which Classics
1998-99 10,640 40 0.4%
1999-00 10,320 25 0.2%
2000-01 10,660 35 0.3%
2001-02 11,330 30 0.3%
2002-03 12,380 35 0.3%
2003-04 13,880 35 0.2%
2004-05 13,650 30 0.2%
2005-06 13,600 25 0.2%
2006-07 13,170 25 0.2%
2007-08 12,340 25 0.2%
2008-09 12,300 25 0.2%

Source: TDA's Performance Profiles

1. Includes universities and other higher education institutions, SCITT and Open University but excludes employment based routes.

2. Numbers for classics have been rounded to the nearest 5, all other numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

3. The percentage of teachers gaining QTS specialising in classics is given as a proportion of all teachers gaining QTS via secondary ITT courses.

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