Making science a ‘conceivable’ career option

Evidence from a UK survey of over 9,000 pupils aged 10/11 shows that although the vast majority enjoy science at school; have parents who are supportive of them studying science and hold positive views of scientists, very few (less than 17%) aspire to a career in science. Studies also indicate that, after the age of 10/11, children’s science attitudes start to decline (notably from ages 10-14) with a further diminishing of science aspirations.

Read more about the ASPIRES research by Professor Louise Archer 10 Science Facts and Fictions – The Case for Early Education about STEM Careers