• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Students' decisions as to whether or not they stay on in further education after they have taken their GCSEs

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Report for a Programme Researcher on Further Education Students' decisions as to whether or not they stay on in further education after they have taken their GCSEs, ranges from social influence, t who has the desire to see it through - and still have enough money to live on afterwards! The main basis for staying on for further education is the GCSE grades that each individual receives. Some schools have policies where by only pupils with an average GCSE grade of a certain mark or above are actually allowed to enter for a sixth form and therefore further education. If pupils get high GCSE grades, they are usually inspired to do well and continue on the education path. ...read more.

Middle

Parental expectations also come under this category. If the parents are putting a lot of pressure on the student and are very expectant of their child to do well (especially if they are investing their well earned money into it!) the child feels they owe it to their parents to continue their education and make their parents proud of them and make a better life for themselves. The better they do, the prouder they feel their parents will be. If a students parent continued into further education then the student feels obliged to do the same but if a students parents left school after their GCSEs the students feel less pressured to continue with their education. ...read more.

Conclusion

There are also other circumstances where a student may not feel they wish to go on and further their education. Some of these circumstances may be avoidable, such as health issues and home life difficulties. Some students feel they couldn't cope with the work load and stress that goes with further education. Others may find the school they are at does not provide a level of teaching they feel they should be receiving or that the school does not offer the options they would enjoy doing. Some students simply just might not want to carry on or don't believe they could do it. So, in conclusion, there are many factors that affect a students decision to continue with further education or not. They are all valid reasons and at they end of the day, it comes down to the students own decision and desires. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Educating Rita section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work