HC Deb 20 December 1979 vol 976 c310W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what his estimate is of the number of school teachers in the public sector without either O-levels or CSEs in (a) English, and (b) mathematics.

Dr. Boyson

Information held by the Department does not permit a reliable estimate to be made for the teacher force as a whole. However, it is known that, since 1967, some 95 per cent. of each year's intake to teacher training have held an O-level in English and some 60 per cent. an O-level in mathematics.

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