HC Deb 24 April 1996 vol 276 c206W
Mr. Gunnell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many students graduating in physics, chemistry and mathematics have applied for courses leading to a teaching qualification during 1996–97; and what were the equivalent figures in(a) 1994–95 and (b) 1995–96. [25077]

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The total number of applications received for post-graduate certificate of education courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry and combined science starting in 1995 was around 4,600; about 5,000 applications were received for courses starting in 1994. Applications are still being received for courses starting in 1996, with around 2,400 applications received up to 3 April.