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Where do I go and what should I do? Routes through further education

By P. Lenton

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This paper investigates the educational attainment of young people between the ages of sixteen and eighteen after having entered full-time post-compulsory education. In particular we focus on the educational attainment and labour market trajectory of `underachievers´: young people who have chosen to remain in full-time education at age sixteen, despite not gaining the widely recognised U.K. academic benchmark of five GCSE grades A*-C. Our results suggest that the best route to educational success for young people considered as of lower ability at age 16 is through the FE college where they catch-up with their `more able´ counterparts by age 18

Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:9954

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