HC Deb 11 March 1982 vol 19 cc481-2W
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.

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.

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