Rest of UK lags behind Scotland in science take-up

Almost twice as many teenagers are studying science in Scotland compared with the rest of the UK, according to a leading scientific institution.

The Royal Society has said schools elsewhere in the UK should look north to emulate successes in the Scottish education system, and have called for an overhaul of the A-level system to tackle the declining numbers of pupils studying science.

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Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, response to Royal Society report on maths and science.