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School Leaving Age Set to be raised from 16

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/01/2016. School Leaving Age Set to be raised from 16Tags: Education And Politics

The National Skills Strategy 2025 was officially launched by the government yesterday which outlined plans to increase the school leaving age from 16 in order to further develop skills and education over the next ten years.

A part of the strategy hopes to promote inclusion and participation in the education sector by increasing the school leaving age.

Currently, a student can legally leave school from the age of 16 but a there will be a review carried out "with a view to increasing it".

A five year plan to support 50,000 traineeships was also announced along with the launch of the National Skills Strategy.

The strategy also outlines plans to review the level and participation of women in apprenticeships:

"Even in subjects like biology and medicine where females are well represented at undergraduate levels, there is a deterioration in participation at more senior research levels"

View the full National Skills Strategy 2025 document here.


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