Young people’s views on science education

Our Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers. 

Why we’re interested

We want to understand more about young people’s experiences and views, including:

  • what they’re studying
  • what their future plans are
  • their experience of science at school and college
  • any science activities they take part in outside school.

The survey results will help inform what we and others do in policy, education and public engagement. The survey is carried out every three years, so we can track this area over time.

2019 survey

In 2019, we surveyed more than 6,400 students between year 7 and year 13 in state-funded schools across England. 

See the Science Education Tracker 2019 findings.

2016 survey

In 2016, we surveyed more than 4,000 students between year 10 and year 13 in state-funded schools across England. 

See the Science Education Tracker 2016 findings.

About the Science Education Tracker

The Science Education Tracker is commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by Kantar with support from the:

The Science Education Tracker follows on from our Monitor survey, which captures the public's thoughts on medical research, science and health. 

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