FE entries dip as HE drives ‘positive destinations’ rise
Pupils must not be pressured to enter higher education because sector ‘receives more attention’, union says
Pupils must not be “pressured” into following a specific path, student representatives have warned, after a drop in the number of school-leavers entering further education.
Statistics published by the Scottish government reveal a record 93.3 per cent of pupils left the senior phase of school in 2015-16 for a “positive destination”: education, training or work. Overall, more than two-thirds (66.9 per cent) entered further and higher education at a Scottish college or university, a figure that has risen year-on-year since at least 2011-12.
'Squeeze in part-time places'
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