Ofqual: subject choices are guided by enjoyment over difficulty

Subject difficulty is “the lesser of three concerns” for pupils when choosing what to study, a report by the exams regulator Ofqual has found.

The research found that pupils focused more on enjoyment and usefulness of subjects, rather than difficulty, when choosing which subjects to take as exams.

However, some schools choose not to offer certain subjects seen as “too difficult” for pupils which limits uptake in certain areas.

Ofqual’s latest report looks at perceptions of subject difficulty and subject choices. It asks whether the two are linked, and if so, how.

Read the full article on Schools Week.


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