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£1 billion a year spent on school sixth form drop outs, colleges estimate


Speaking at the ResearchED FE and Vocational conference, Association of Colleges president Ian Ashman called for greater focus on careers advice in schools Around £1 billion a year is spent educating students who subsequently drop out of school sixth forms without completing their programme of study, the Association of Colleges (AoC) has estimated. ...

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What to do about young people not going to university


Current policy structure ignores the needs of young people who adopt the traditional work-focused route to independent adulthood. Successive governments have focused their initiatives on two groups of young people: the increasing number who are taking A-levels and go on to university, or the small minority who are at risk of dropping out of education, employment or training, so-called NEETs. ...

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Degrees of Debt


This study compares tuition funding arrangements, debt at graduation and earnings outcomes for full-time domestic undergraduates in eight Anglophone countries: the UK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland), United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It finds that, for the typical student, average debts are the highest for English students. ...

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