Life at age 14: initial findings from the Growing Up in Scotland study
The report is based on 2019/2020 data collection when most of the young people in the study were in their third year of secondary school (S3). Key findings include:
- Around six in ten young people always/often enjoyed learning (61%) while just over four in ten always/often looked forward to going to school (44%).
- Just over half of young people felt at least a little pressured by the schoolwork they had to do (54%), while three in ten felt this a lot or quite a lot (30%).
- 63% of young people stated at age 14 that they wanted to go to college or university after leaving school.
- Just over half of young people indicated that they have a friend they could talk to about things that worried them (56%) and/or that they could talk to their parents (53%).
Data from Sweep 10 of our study, on which this report is based, is now available from the UK Data Service. Find out more about using data from GUS.