This collection of STEM education reports explores science education Post 16. The reports include: * Physics in Schools and Universities II: Patterns and Policies - this report indicates that there is a decrease in the number of students choosing physics as an A level subject which also impacts on university intakes. *A Level Biology, Higher Education and Research in the Biological Sciences - This report describes the findings of research carried out for the Wellcome Trust by the Centre for Education and Industry at the University of Warwick in 2002-2003.

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Physics in Schools and Universities II: Patterns and Policies

This report, produced by the Centre for Education and Employment Research (CEER), brings together specially commissioned analyses from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and the Higher Education and Statistics Agency (HESA), CEER own database, and data collected by various agencies between 1985...

Life Study - Biology A Level in the 21st Century

This document presents the recommendations and research findings of a report from the Wellcome Trust, published in 2004.

The purpose of the research was to investigate:
• the response of students and teachers to biology A level courses
• factors which made biology a popular option at AS and A...

A Level Biology, Higher Education and Research in the Biological Sciences

This report describes the findings of research carried out for the Wellcome Trust by the Centre for Education and Industry at the University of Warwick in 2002-2003.

The Wellcome Trust was seeking to establish how well existing A Level Biology courses meet the needs of modern biological sciences, the aims...

It's Different for Girls

This report from the Institute of Physics explores data from the National Pupil Database, looking at progression to A level physics from Key Stage Four in different types of school. In particular, it focuses on the inequalities of numbers between the girls and boys taking the subject at this level. Although girls...

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