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Students Ill-equipped for Business Despite Record Results

Poor basic skills are leaving young people ill-equipped for work despite record exam results, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has warned. Even though this year’s A-level and GCSE results show record grades, the IoD has cautioned that high pass rates do not equate to more capable young people entering the workplace. “A lack of skills is holding back business growth and impeding organisations’ ability to capitalise on economic recovery,” said the IoD’s director-general, Miles Templeman. He added; “The fact that we have a system where we can expect little more than half the pupils to achieve the benchmark of five good GCSEs, including English and maths, is a fundamental problem.” The IoD has highlighted poor literacy and numeracy among people leaving education as majo... »