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Listen: post-16 education

24th March 2022
Posted by Aston Avery

Action is needed to ensure the government’s policies succeed in supporting young people to gain the skills they need, and help the UK ‘level-up’, according to learning company Pearson.

Currently one in three fail to make the grade at 16 for English and maths, with two thirds still not hitting the mark upon resitting. This prevents them from progressing with a qualification, in turn losing valuable talent from education and the workforce.

A new report flagship from Pearson, titled ‘Qualified to succeed: Building a 14-19 education system of choice, diversity and opportunity’, calls for increased use of valid alternative post-16 qualifications, and incremental reform to ensure the current ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach does not hinder progression.

Aston spoke to Sharon Hague, managing director at Pearson School Qualifications.

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