Make physics pupil-friendly
Physics gets a bad press for being too hard but it doesn't have to be; the sheer body of knowledge involved is at the heart of the problem. Perhaps if we taught less but better in school and made it relevant to learners' lives we would keep them on board longer. If that means university foundation years for physics students, so be it. If our society needs physicists so desperately, the Government can use taxpayers' money to pay their tuition fees for the extra year.