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Vocational courses 'pointless'

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GSCE results are due out. According to the think tank Civitas, too many schools are bolstering their results by what they describe as "baby-sitting" pupils who are not academically bright, by keeping them at school until they get vocational qualifications. Anastasia de Waal, of Civitas, discusses the results of the report.

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