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Key stage 4 engagement programme

QCA, DfES and the Learning and Skills Council are working together to develop, pilot and implement a work-focused programme for key stage 4 students


The 14-19 Education and Skills White Paper (February 2005) identified the need to offer a motivating and engaging route for 14- to 16-year-olds who:

  • find it difficult to achieve progress within the current curriculum
  • are disaffected and disengaged with the other programmes available to them in their schools.