The Baccalaureate Course Analysis

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The school leaving age in England had been set at age 16 since 1972. The Education & Skills Act (2008) increased the `age of participation` to age 17 from 2013 and then to age 18 from 2015. This has meant that any young person born on or after 1st September 1997 has to participate in some form of education or training until the age of 18.
Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) has been an increasing social problem for the Government. Barry Sheerman, who is a Labour MP, states that “Young people not in education or training is one of the biggest social problems facing a modern Government.― Between 1995 and 2008, young people classified as NEET stood between 8-11%. This age group of young people had become less motivated
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These types of courses include a BTEC First Certificate/Diploma, BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma and a NCFE Certificate or Diploma. They can cover sectors such as Business, Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism. You can complete one of these courses and use it to progress to Higher Education.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognised course which is a popular alternative to A Levels. It is designed to offer a diverse education in a number of subjects, but is seen as more demanding than A Levels. Also a 2 year course, it leads to an IB Diploma which is regarded by top universities and employers overseas.
Apprenticeships for school leavers give them the opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary and gain a qualification all at the same time. An apprenticeship can take between 1 and 3 years to complete and you can qualify at different levels depending on ability, ranging from Intermediate Level through to Degree Level. Currently there are over 150,000 employers offering these types of
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They ensure that policies are in place and that they are being adhered to. They set the targets for achieving the aims of the school and monitor, evaluate and reflect on the progress that the school is making towards achieving these. They determine a School Improvement Plan (SIP) and provide forward thinking and planning to ensure positive progression. Governors direct the school to promote and deliver high standards of educational achievement by setting appropriate and realistic targets. They are responsible for ensuring that the national curriculum is delivered in a broad and balanced way and that targets for pupils are achieved. Governors have the main responsibility for managing a school`s finances and to ensure that any spending decisions are in keeping with the schools budget. OFSTED now assess the overall effectiveness of a school governing body as part of their inspection, therefore any weaknesses will be highlighted in their report. The governors are held to account for the conduct of the whole school. Governors have a duty to report and communicate any assessment and inspection results to ensure that parents are informed and

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