The government has changed the law about when young people can finish their education, this is known as Raising the Participation Age (RPA). From 2013 young people have had to remain in some form of education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17, in 2015 this rises to 18.
When making choices for the next steps your child should consider whether:-
They they like learning in a classroom? If this is there preferred method of learning then AS and A levels are a popular route as also an option to progress to higher education.