Choices: What options do students have for studying science, maths and related subjects, and what do they choose?
It’s vital to provide equal opportunities for all students, and for them to be able to make well-informed decisions. Good quality careers advice and guidance is crucial to this.
Well-informed choices includes GCSE subjects, A levels, vocational routes, employment and higher education.
- Q1. Are triple science GCSEs (i.e., separate physics, chemistry and biology GCSEs) available for all students? What proportion of students take them?
- Q2. Are students able to easily access post-16 vocational courses in the local area for science, engineering, technology and maths? What proportion of students choose to go on to vocational study or an apprenticeship in a scientific or technical field?
- Q3. Are all three major sciences available for study at A and AS level? Is further maths available at AS and A level as well as maths?
- Q4. What proportion of students choose to continue each of the sciences (physics, chemistry and biology) and maths at A level?
- Q5. Which students choose to study each of biology, chemistry, maths and physics?
- Q6. What proportion of A level students choose to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects at university?