Schools: Guidance

Education written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many hours of (a) English, (b) mathematics, (c) biology, (d) chemistry, (e) physics, (f) other science, (g) history, (h) geography, (i) French, (j) Spanish, (k) German, (l) other modern languages, (m) classical languages, (n) art, (o) drama, (p) citizenship, (q) leisure and tourism, (r) religious education, (s) vocational subjects/diploma subjects, (t) sociology and social studies, (u) psychology, (v) media studies, (w) business studies, (x) dance, (y) performing arts, (z) textiles, (aa) food technology, (ab) ICT, (ac) personal, social, health and economic education and (ad) general studies were taught in state secondary schools in England in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Information on the number of hours taught in publicly funded secondary schools in a typical week broken down by subject is available in table 12 of the School Workforce in England Statistical First Release, November 2011, which is available at the following link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/statistics/allstatistics/a00205723/school-workforce-in-england-provisional-nov-2011

Similar information for 2010 is available in table 12 of the equivalent November 2010 publication which is available at the following link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/statistics/allstatistics/a00196713/school-workforce-sfr

The tables cover all the subject categories that are included in the data collection. Some of the subjects requested are not available individually and are captured under broader subject categories.

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