Your school is clearly not representative of the country, ah you sheltered soul
Tbh I can't believe it either, I would say it's around 70% or more. The data is probably outdated. I only know one or two people who aren't planning to go to uni.
lol you must live in a privileged area
58% of my year at GCSE didn't even make it to sixth form
Northerners don't go to uni.
45% of the general population do not have the equivalent of a good GCSE in English (A*-C). 79% do not have a good GCSE in maths. Granted younger people will be slightly better. But your observations are skewed to say the least.
Personally I find it really hard to believe the statistic is that high. I would have thought it's more like 30%.
I take it you don't live on an underclass sink estate rife with alcohol and drug addicts? And decades of unemployment, mental health issues and violence. Not everywhere in the UK is the f~ing garden of Eden. Many people are born to fail. You play the hand you're dealt.
For the Thelemas I was dealt Jack of Spades and Queen of Hearts.Grok that.