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.
How to cite this publication:
Maychell, K., Evans, C., Brooks, R., Lee, B. and Pathak, S. (1998). Leaving at 16: a study of factors affecting young people's decision to leave full-time education. Slough: NFER.