Congratulations to everyone on their GCSE results.
But the school leaving age has effectively gone up to 18 (you have to be inside the system somewhere, whether you like it or not), so why do we still have GCSEs?
We are far too preoccupied with examination in this country. Once in a while, we should try education instead.
If we did that, then, among other good things, no one would be suggesting that the vote be given to people who were a full two years below the school leaving age.