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Post-16 educational choices in England


Well under half of young people in England complete A-levels, yet the baffling array of qualifications available for their peers is rarely discussed. Sandra McNally, director of the newly established Centre for Vocational Education Research, describes the complex system of post-16 technical education – and calls for major reforms to address our collective need for improved skills and social mobility.


Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura

4 October 2016     Paper Number CEPCP481

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This CentrePiece article is published under the Centre for Vocational Education Research, Education and skills.