STEM and Careers
A literature review and survey of young people identified the following as important factors in improving take-up and achievement in science and maths:
- careers information and guidance
- quality and quantity of school science facilities
- quality and quantity of science teachers
- image and interest
- availability of separate GCSE sciences
Source: Educating the next generation of scientists 2010
The following provides an overview of the critical success factors in the take-up of science and maths by young people at school, which may also point to factors that influence their STEM choices post-compulsory education. Think about how careers information, advice and guidance could influence other areas of young people's educational choices.
Factors in improving take-up and achievement by young people in science and maths
Source: Educating the Next Generation of Scientists 2010 (page 12)
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