I have just published an article on The Conversation website. This site promises “academic rigour, journalistic flair” and works by pairing academics with good journalistic editors. It was an interesting process and hopefully offers another way for me to talk about the research that we have done for the Sutton Trust.
So here is the article.
Inspire children with good careers advice and they do better at school
We ask young people to make a lot of life-changing decisions. At 13 or 14 you choose GCSE subjects. Make the wrong choice and you could be ruling out your chance to pursue medicine or a number of other science and technology occupations. At 16, young people make choices about the area that they want to specialise in and whether they want to pursue vocational or academic tracks. At 18, there are still more decisions about whether to go to university or not and again what to focus on.