IELTS Task 1, the main reasons for the study among students of different age groups

The charts below show the main reasons for the study among students of different age groups and the amount of support they received from employers.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

study among students

The charts depict why students at different ages study and also give information about the support (time off or financial aid) they receive from their employers.

Overall, it is evident that young people (under 40 years) study because of their career prospects while the majority of older people study because of their interest.

With regard to motivations, the majority of people under 40 years of study in order to promote their career, although this attitude varies depending on the age of polled people. To start with, 80% students under 26 years express that they would study because of career preparation while just 10% study for interest in subjects. In older cohorts, 70% of 26-29 years old students and 58% of 30-39 years old students say that career plays an important role, while in the group of 40-49, career and interest are similarly important. People over 49 mainly study because of interest (70%).

Regarding support they receive from offices, approximately 62% of interviewees under 26 years say that they get support from their employers whereas the majority of students being older than 25 do not receive much help from their companies.