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CentrePiece Article
Post-16 educational choices in England
Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP481:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


JEL Classification: I20; I24; I28


Tags: vocational education; apprenticeships; progression routes

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.

This article summarises ‘Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications’ by Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura, CVER Discussion Paper No. 1, July 2016.