From the age of 14, give young people a choice of
learning experiences and pathways based on their motivation,
talents and career aspirations
Policy: the government should introduce
four-year programmes of study for 14-18 year olds, enabling them to
combine academic and hands-on subjects in different proportions
according to their motivation, talents and aspirations.
Practice: young people should have access to
impartial careers information, advice and guidance from the age of
11 so they can make informed choices at 14+.
Perception: parents, employers and the public
need to know that all 14-18 pathways can lead to further and higher
education or apprenticeships, either straight after completing
secondary education or later in life.
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