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Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

By ITS Education Asia

A recent study has found pupils who heard directly from employers about the realities of getting a job went on to get better grades.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds says it shows the value of telling students how subjects taught in school are "relevant in later life". Another very interesting statistic the study showed was that low achievers were particularly likely to be motivated, with a 9% increase in their revision hours.

Mr Hinds went on to say "This report underlines the value of good careers education which builds confidence, broadens horizons and fuels ambition. Good careers education must be available to as many young people as possible."

This is something Hong Kong schools and educators should take note of. There is a place for career education in Hong Kong schools.

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