HC Deb 19 May 1986 vol 98 c93W
Mr. Thurnham

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, during 1984, 1985 and 1986 to date (a) how many applications were received for science teacher training courses, (b) how many places were filled and (c) how many new science teacher posts were taken up.

Mr. Walden

The available information is as follows:

1984 1985 As at 7 May 1986
(a) Applications to science teacher training courses* 3,308† 2,597† 1,771
(b) Students admitted to science teacher training courses 1,419 1,312 Not Available
(c) Science graduates taking up first teaching posts in secondary schools. ‡ 1,550 Not Available Not Available
* Source: Central Register and Clearing House and the Graduate Teacher Training Register. Applications to undergraduate courses in universities which recruit through UCCA are excluded.
† Total applications for entry to courses in the year in question.
‡ The information is not available in the form requested.