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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 of those qualifying with a postgraduate certificate of education in classics in England in each year since 1990 have taken their first post in (a) a state comprehensive, and (b) a fee-paying school.

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 classics teachers who were employed in a teaching post within six months of gaining qualified teacher status (QTS).

Teachers gaining QTS via postgraduate college based courses in Classics: Employment status six months after gaining QTS
Academic Years: 1998-99 to 2008-09
Coverage: England
Teachers gaining QTS in Classics Of which (number): Of which (number):
In teaching post-maintained sector In teaching post-non-maintained sector In teaching post-sector not know Other In teaching post-maintained sector In teaching post-non-maintained sector In teaching post-sector not known Other
1998-99 40 10 24 * * 25% 60% * *
1999-00 25 * 8 8 6 35% 35% 26%
2000-01 35 6 10 5 13 18% 29% 15% 38%
2001-02 30 7 15 7 * 23% 48% 23% *
2002-03 35 6 23 * * 18% 70% * *
2003-04 35 13 13 * 5 39% 39% * 15%
2004-05 30 8 17 * 6 25% 53% * 19%
2005-06 25 8 13 * * 31% 50% * *
2006-07 25 7 20 0 0 26% 74% 0% 0%
2007-08 25 6 18 * * 22% 67% * *
2008-09 25 9 13 * * 38% 54% * *

Source: TDA's Performance Profiles

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

2. Percentages are based in the total number of teachers gaining QTS in classics.

3. Other includes all those who are not known to be in a teaching post six months after gaining QTS.

4. Total number of teacher gaining QTS in classics has been rounded to the nearest 5.

* Less than 5, or a rate based on less than 5.

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