Broad and Balanced: Business Forum

The Royal Society Business Forum, held on 12 February 2019, examined how the current post-16 curriculum prepares students for the modern world of work, how employers engage with schools to expand students’ learning, and how the future of work may demand new skills, through workshops and panel sessions.

The Society is currently exploring the benefits and drawbacks of changing to a broad and balanced curriculum. This work involves engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and conducting research into both the benefits and the challenges of changing the system, particularly for students, teachers and employers.

A broad post-16 curriculum could equip young people with a wider range of skills and the ability to think, interpret, and understand across several disciplines, providing a strong basis for participating in the future workforce, which is likely to be altered by technological and social changes.

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