Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Interim Report 2005

Sarah Golden, Marian Morris

23 November 2005

Research report available to download from DFE

Research brief available to download from DFE

This summary is based on the interim report for the evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge, and draws on the analyses, to date, of the data from:

  • The first two years (2001/02 and 2002/03) of longitudinal surveys of young people
  • Annual surveys of management teams, teachers and tutors in schools and further education institutions (2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04)
  • Annual surveys of higher education providers (2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04)
  • Surveys of young people eligible for Opportunity Bursaries
  • Annual interviews with 42 Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge partnership coordinators (2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04)
  • Area-based studies of ten selected partnerships and the higher education institutions linked to them.