Understanding participation in post-compulsory education and training

Status: Closed

This research project will analyse how individuals who are resident in Wales progress through secondary school, into sixth forms and on to further education colleges for post-16 education. This research will look at the transitions of pupils from school to post-compulsory education and training in Wales. It will look at the levels of retention in Wales, and examines what influences Year 11 pupils to go into post-compulsory education in Wales.

Key questions

This project aims to examine how pathways to post-compulsory education vary between different groups of pupils. Areas of specific interest include the progression of pupils from Welsh medium schools and how these pathways vary by socio-economic characteristics such as gender, free-school meal status, ethnicity and those with special educational needs.

Project leads

Rhys Davies & Dr Katy Huxley, Cardiff University, Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (ADR Wales).

This project is funded by ADR Wales via its core grant from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) as an ADR UK partner.

Categories: Research using linked data, ADR Wales, Children & young people, World of work

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