HC Deb 05 June 1992 vol 208 c661W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what were the total numbers of(a) male and (b) female pupils studying (i) computer science, (ii) physics, (iii) maths, (iv) biology, (v) music and (vi) drama up to (1) GCSE level or (2) A-Level in Wales in the last year for which figures are available.

Sir Wyn Roberts

Information on the number of pupils studying particular subjects is available from the 1989 secondary school staffing survey and is shown in the following table.

Information for males and females separately is not available.

Number of pupils studying subjects to GCSE and A-level in Wales 19891
GCSE A-level
Computer studies 16,100 1,700
Physics 24,800 5,400
Maths 70,400 11,100
Biology 33,600 8,000
Music 5,900 1,200
Drama 3,800 500
1 Source: Secondary school staffing survey 1989. All data rounded to the nearest 100.