Emer Smyth and Carmel Hannan
The proportion of students taking science subjects for the Leaving Certificate has declined in recent years. This has led to policy concern about a potential shortage of scientific skills within the workforce. However, little is known about why students do or do not take science subjects within second-level education and in the transition to higher education. Who Chooses Science? draws on a national survey of over 4,000 students to identify the factors which influence student take-up of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and higher Maths for the Leaving Certificate.
Members of the Press are invited to a Press briefing, to be held in the ESRI building on Thursday 20 February at 11 a.m.
For further information, contact:
Emer Smyth, Tel. 01-667 1525 (office) or
Carmel Hannan (UK), Tel 0044 1865 278651 (office)
Who Chooses Science? is published by Liffey Press in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Institute.
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