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Subject Choice in STEM: Factors Influencing Young People (Aged 14-19) in Education

The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre (EPPICentre) was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to undertake this systematic review of research about subject choice. The main aim of the review was to examine the factors that influence the STEM subject choices of young people (14-19 years) in education in the UK. The findings from the review would then be used to feed into the Wellcome Trust’s own education programme and contribute to discussion and initiatives, including further research, in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education community more broadly.

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