How can we encourage new scientists?
Scientists in the Royal Society say A-Levels are "not fit for purpose", and are recommending a baccalaureate system to give pupils a greater breadth of subjects before university. Is this the way forward for education?
Schools minister Nick Gibb says the government's move to include mathematics and science in the new English Baccalaureate would drive up participation rates and attainment in these subjects pre- and post-16.
Chair of the Royal Society Education Committee Professor Dame Athene Donald said it should be a top priority for the government to reform England's education system.
How can science take-up be encouraged? Do you work in the field of science? Would you welcome a Baccalaureate-style qualification?
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