Young people's views on science education: results from the science Education Tracker February 2017
The Science Education Tracker is a survey commissioned by the Wellcome Trust that helps build understanding of the experiences, aspirations and intentions of young people across England with respect to science and related disciplines. There are some reassuring findings in this representative study of over 4,000 young people.
They express high levels of interest in science, science lessons and science careers. These findings reinforce those of the Programme for International Student Assessment (2015) in which the UK was one of just seven countries occupying a sweet spot of above average attainment, engagement and career aspiration in science. This positioning is vital to ensure that young people do well in science, apply it in their day-to-day lives and join the science-related workforce.
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