To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of secondary school (a) chemistry teachers hold a chemistry degree, (b) physics teachers hold a physics degree and (c) maths teachers hold a maths degree in each region of England.

### Answered on

3 December 2014

The following table shows the proportions of secondary school chemistry, physics and mathematics teachers holding degrees or higher in those subjects in each region.

The table also shows, for England only, the percentage of teachers with a relevant post A level qualification in chemistry, physics and mathematics. This measure includes teachers who have trained in these subjects either via degrees or other relevant qualification routes (eg the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)).

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Chemistry | Physics | Mathematics | ||||||

% | Confidence | % | Confidence | % | Confidence | |||

North East | 74 | 7 | 60 | 9 | 47 | 3 | ||

North West | 66 | 4 | 53 | 5 | 49 | 2 | ||

Yorkshire and the Humber | 73 | 4 | 56 | 6 | 45 | 2 | ||

East Midlands | 66 | 5 | 60 | 6 | 48 | 3 | ||

West Midlands | 67 | 4 | 56 | 5 | 41 | 2 | ||

East of England | 63 | 4 | 49 | 5 | 44 | 2 | ||

Inner London | 66 | 7 | 59 | 9 | 48 | 3 | ||

Outer London | 64 | 4 | 57 | 5 | 48 | 2 | ||

South East | 62 | 4 | 55 | 4 | 43 | 2 | ||

South West | 59 | 5 | 61 | 5 | 44 | 2 | ||

England | 65 | 1 | 56 | 2 | 45 | 1 | ||

England (including all relevant post A level qualifications) | 76 | 1 | 66 | 2 | 78 | 1 | ||

Source: School Workforce Census |

[1] Confidence intervals have been calculated around the proportions as not all secondary schools were able to submit curriculum information, and not all qualifications returns were complete. The confidence intervals show the statistical accuracy for the data, and give a range within which we can be reasonably sure (95% certain) that the true value actually lies.