Guidance for students studying science

Date: 21 May 2010

HMI: 100045

Publisher: Ofsted


Inspectors visited 45 secondary schools in February 2010 to find out how students at the end of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 were guided to science courses. The schools were directing most students appropriately to suitable courses at the end of Key Stage 3 and very few students felt that they had been misdirected. Sixth form students chose science partly because of their particular career intentions, but mainly because of their interest in and enjoyment of the subject. They often cited good teaching as a factor that attracted them to science.

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