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Young People in Scotland Survey 2019 - course choice in senior phase: report

Published: 11 Dec 2020

A report on the findings from the Young People in Scotland survey that focuses on course choice in the senior phase.

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Contents
Young People in Scotland Survey 2019 - course choice in senior phase: report
6. Conclusions

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6. Conclusions

  • There are a multitude of factors that influence young people when they are considering their course choices, and these tend not to be based on what their peers are doing.
  • Young people report that class/guidance teachers are the most common source of guidance for choosing courses.
  • Most young people are happy with the courses they are able to choose for their Senior Phase.
  • Females are more likely to choose subjects based on future thinking (e.g. going to university), whereas males are more likely to choose subjects based on outside influences (such as parents).
  • Young people from the least deprived areas (SIMD 5) report that pastoral care/guidance teachers are the most common source of guidance, whereas it is class teachers for young people from the most deprived areas (SIMD 1).

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