Trust criticises exam tables

23rd January 1998 at 00:00
In a written submission to the Commons Education and Employment Committee, the Prince's Trust has blamed the structure of education for worsening underachievement and disaffection among young people.

The MPs are investigating the issue of disaffected 14 to19-year-olds. In its submission, the Prince of Wales's charity expresses concern about league tables concentrating on top grade GCSEs. "The low status of vocational education and training remains a divisive force . . . and one which makes it more difficult for many of those who become disaffected to succeed."

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