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The Real Level Of Science Skills At School And University
This Policy Exchange report claims that the rise in the numbers of pupils taking separate GCSEs in physics, chemistry and biology is accounted for by the growth in the number of 16-year-olds, and that the proportion studying science A-levels has actually dropped since 1997. At university level, big increases in the number of undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects are also a fiction, according to the study.
Leadership Briefings Issue 4.06 (42)