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Staying in Science 2 : Transition to tertiary study from the perspectives of New Zealand Year 13 science students

Rosemary Hipkins, Josie Roberts, Rachel Bolstad, and Hilary Ferral

This report identifies and discusses the many interwoven factors that impact on students’ decision making with regard to the ongoing study of sciences, both in the final year of secondary school, and on transition to tertiary level studies.

It addresses two closely related key questions:

  • Why do students choose to continue with sciences in Year 13 of their school studies?
  • Why do students plan to take up (or not take up) sciences in their tertiary level studies?
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Research report
NZCER, for the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST)
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