Data Insight: Effectiveness of careers guidance in supporting participation in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
This Data Insight explores the influence careers guidance can have on transitions to Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales. The analysis examines rates of transition to PCET in Wales, whether the receipt of careers guidance during key stage 4 supports transition to PCET and, if so, whether it benefits some groups of pupils more than others.
Data Insight: How is careers guidance for school pupils prioritised?
This Data Insight explores how information is used to inform decisions regarding the provision of careers guidance interviews among key stage 4 (KS4) pupils in Wales. It explores the relative importance of background characteristics contained within administrative education records compared to information supplied by pupils via the Careers Wales diagnostic tool.
Data Insights: The influence of a pupil’s socio-demographic profile and school factors on GCSE attainment outcomes (February 2021)
This study examines socio-demographic and school level predictors of GCSE attainment using data that links the Northern Ireland Census (2011), School Leavers Survey and School Census for the first time.
Data Insights: Risk factors for not being ready to start school (February 2021)
In this Data Insight researchers at Swansea University Medical School investigate the risk factors for children’s low school readiness (e.g. low vocabulary and communication, low on ability to socialise).
Data Insights: Selective schools: Do they improve health? (January 2021)
This study from ADR Scotland looks at long term effects of education, specifically stratifying students based on their academic ability through selective schooling.
Data Insights: Patterns of school non-attendance over the educational lifecourse (December 2020)
This Data Insight from ADR Wales uses data linkage to explore absenteeism over an 11-year period for a single birth cohort in Wales.
Data Insights: Youth movement, social mobility and health inequalities (November 2020)
This Data Insight from ADR Scotland outlines research that will use the Aberdeen Children of 1950s dataset to examine whether youth movements are related to increased adult social mobility.
Data Insights: Addressing inequality? The provision of careers guidance in Welsh schools (September 2020)
This research uses linked data to learn more about careers guidance received by children in Welsh schools. It examines how this is influenced by pupils’ demographic and academic characteristics.