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Vocational curriculum

THOUSANDS of 14-year-olds will be able to study vocational GCSEs, the Government announced this week.

In the pound;32 million overhaul of the post-14 curriculum less academic teenagers will be encouraged to choose courses leading to work in construction, omputer technology, plumbing and engineering. Education Secretary David Blunkett said: "The neglect of vocational and technical education has been a British disease."

Post-16s can choose new vocational A-levels and modern apprenticeships.

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