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    I can't believe that in the UK you only have to do GCSEs and then you're done with education that is compulsory. Is it easy to find work? You can leave home? AT 16!?!?!?

    If it wasn't obvious I'm not from the UK

    Yea IDK im not from UK either lol.

    You can't now, its 18.

    They changed it a few years ago to keep people in education longer.

    I left at 16 and would've left earlier if I could of, its peoples perceptions that the education system teaches everything you need to know. It teaches you barely anything you need.

    You get taught about photosynthesis and meanders in rivers but not about how to prepare for a job interview.

    The system is backwards; with regards to your question about finding work, its as easy or as difficult as you choose to make it.

    Previously you could have left at 16 but now it's 18. When I was 16 it was hard for me to get jobs, I used to fill out about 50-100 applications online, giving my cvs out and wouldn't get any response back.

    If it was not because I am Nigerian, I would have finished school at 16 as I dont think school teaches you anything about life. University is worse as you just incur debt and u had the degree to your qualification but even now employers want experience over qualification.

    Even though i finished my a levels(by just barely passing) I did an apprenticeship in IT(I barely passed my A levels in IT) and I have been working ever since(from the age of 18( as a computing engineer)

    So yh I think people should finish their education at least at 18 and start working and should do certifications rather than degrees.


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