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Pushed into higher education.

Pushed into higher education.

A survey of 1,500 recent school leavers found two thirds were urged to go into higher education by teachers, while almost six out of ten said their parents wanted them to pick that option.

For the most part however, teens said their parents were supportive of whichever path they decided to follow.

But one in five did say their parents pushed 'too hard' to pick further education.

The study, carried out ahead of the deadline for UCAS applications on 15 January, also found seven in 10 kids asked their parents for advice on what to do with their lives.

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