Manchester A-level results: how science and technology are becoming more popular with students

We speak to the Institution of Engineering and Technology about students taking up STEM subjects on A-level results day.

More than half of Manchester students are choosing STEM subjects, according to an engineering institution.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology recently surveyed 15 to 20 year olds around the country and found 60 % of those in the North West said STEM subjects were part of their A-Level selection.

In the same survey, 40 % said they were planning on pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.

David Lakin, Head of Education, Safeguarding and Education Policy at IET said: “This shows there is an appetite for STEM education and STEM careers so we need to harness this.

“A career in engineering and technology provides an exciting opportunity to really make a difference and to change the world.”

For more information on engineering careers and STEM subjects, visit their website.