Postgraduate teacher-training courses are up

9th February 2001 at 00:00
* The latest figures show applications to postgraduate teacher-training courses are up 10.1 per cent this month, compared to the same time last year.

The biggest rise was for primary courses, up 13.5 per cent, but secondary was also up, by 5.6 per cent.

Applications to train in maths, English, French, history, geography, music and religious education were down. However, there were big increases, particularly in information technology but also in biology, chemistry, business studies and social studies.

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