Research and analysis

Attitudes to STEM subjects by gender at key stage 4

Research into the attitudes of male and female students aged 15 to 16 towards STEM subjects.

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Attitudes towards STEM subjects by gender at KS4

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This research looks at the different attitudes of male and female students in key stage 4, when thinking about STEM subjects. It examines which subjects they thought were:

  • most enjoyable
  • the students’ best subject
  • most likely to lead to a job
  • most likely to lead to the highest salaries
  • taken up at A level

It is based on data from the second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE2).

Published 11 February 2019