Live Debate: Is Britain’s education system failing the nation’s teenagers?

A live streamed debate is being held at 1pm on Tuesday February 26 on the topic of - What can be done to help students make the most of their learning opportunities, and to ensure that the workforce of the future are driven to pursue careers in industries where opportunities exist and they feel most fulfilled?

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 3:05 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 3:09 pm

The panel will also be discussing some new research commissioned by the Career Colleges Trust that points to concerns amongst young people that their subject areas were irrelevant as the school curriculum is too outdated.

It also casts doubt on whether enough emphasis is being paid to gaining work experience, as school league tables and academic grades remain the biggest focus for the current education system.

With such a focus on academic achievement are young people’s futures at risk- the research does suggest so with a significant proportion of respondents having no idea about what career path to take, and also being unclear about any options outside of traditional academic routes, such as A-Levels.

Roman Kemp will chair the panel discussion with Ruth Gilbert, CEO Career Colleges Trust, Andrew Stevens, CEO CNet, Grant Findlay, Director of Business Development and Work Winning, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, Bhushita Jolly former Career College student (Barking & Dagenham College), now working at Accenture and Femi Davis – former Career College student (BMet), recently undertook an internship at a digital company in Berlin.

You can send your questions in advance via the, or during the live show.

If you can’t join the show live, it will be available on demand on the same link.