§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers currently teaching biology in maintained secondary schools in England and Wales have (a) trained with biology as their main subject or (b) possess a biology qualification of any type.
§ Dr. Boyson
The latest information, as follows, is for 1977. It covers full-time teachers in maintained secondary schools in England and Wales.482W
Full-time teachers who taught biology Number teaching Percentage Teachers whose main subject of highest qualification was biology 9,300 71 Teachers with other qualifications in biology 1,700 13 Teachers with no qualification in biology 2,100 16 Total 13,100 100
The figures quoted have been grossed up from a sample and are subject to margins of error.