More than 20,000 sixth-formers leave school before finishing A-levels

More than 20,000 pupils left their school’s sixth forms before completing their A-level courses, new analysis shows, after revelations that some schools have systematically pushed pupils out for failing to achieve top marks. About 13% of the 160,000 pupils taking at least three AS-levels at state schools nationally did not go on to complete year 13, equivalent to 20,800 pupils, according to analysis by Education Datalab. Read More