Firstly, what surprises me most, is how few teachers know anything about this at all, to the point that they are still telling year 10's and younger, "well you only have just over a year to go and then you can do what you want" Now that may be the case if the ConDems have decided to axe the proposals but if my memory serves, it was passed through as an Act, therefore law, and is set to come into power next year on current year 10's so they cannot leave until they are 17, then their succeeding year to have to remain in 'some form of training' until 18. I have seen nothing referring to reversing this from Gove? There is almost nothing, recent, mentioning anything. As swathes of cuts come through, especially in FE, and also no EMA (which was present when the Act went through), who will fund it? and where will they go? (especially from 11-16 school with currently very little FE uptake). To be in 'some form of training' compulsarily until 18 will likely cost a significant amount, will this government put up the money? And how will it affect employment law? The idea was that it tackles people leaving school and just going straight into unskilled work requiring no qualifications. I read somewhere on here that you may have a situation of a couple of 16 year olds, legally married and with children, still by law having to attend some form of training. It is going to have massive effects when pupils, currently in year 9, find out they can't leave education until 18, and with the scrapping of the funding for work experience at year 10, there will be more people than ever in 2015 who leave education at 18, having never stepped foot in a workplace.