Leaving at 16: A study of factors affecting young people's decision to leave full-time education

Barbara Lee, Cathryn Evans, Karen Maychell, Rachel Brooks, Shalini Pathak

01 September 1998

This report is about young people who decided to leave full-time education at the age of 16. It is based on the findings of a survey of pupils in Years 8 and 11 (ages 12/13 and 15/16) in secondary schools in England. It compares the views and attitudes of young people who plan to leave full-time education at the end of compulsory schooling with those of young people who intended to remain in education.

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