Understanding participation in post-compulsory education and training

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.

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