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Protect work-related learning for secondary school students

Submitted on Tuesday 6th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Protect work-related learning for secondary school students

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We petition the Government not to remove work-related learning from the statutory Key Stage 4 curriculum in England.

Young people attending maintained schools currently have a statutory entitlement to work-related learning during Key Stage 4 (age 14-16). This helps them to: see how knowledge learned at school is used at work; develop employability skills such as self-management, problem-solving and how to work with customers, clients and colleagues; decide what courses to take post-16; and, find out about jobs and careers.

Following the Wolf Review of Vocational Education, the Government has announced plans to remove work-related learning from the statutory Key Stage 4 curriculum. With youth unemployment at record levels, we believe this decision is wrong and should be reversed.

Young people need help to prepare for employment. This should be seen as a vital element of every young person’s education, and should remain a protected part of the Key Stage 4 curriculum.


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