Should vocational courses in England change?
Too many young people in England are doing vocational courses that do not lead to a job or a university place, according to a report. How useful are these courses?
A review by education expert, Professor Alison Wolf, said between a quarter and a third of 16 to 19-year-olds are on courses "which score well under league tables but don't lead to higher education or paid employment".
The report is calling for changes to school league tables so some vocational qualifications are not counted and recommend that pupils study a core of academic subjects until they are 16.
Do you agree with these proposed changes? Are vocational courses a waste of time? Did you get a university place after completing one of these courses? Do you think there are alternatives to university when it comes to getting a good job?
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