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Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. First survey of Opportunity Bursary applicants 2002/03: preliminary findingsNovember 2005, Research Report
This report provides key findings that emerged from a survey of young people who had applied for and were deemed eligible for Opportunity Bursaries was conducted.
Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Economic Evaluation of Opportunity BursariesNovember 2005, Research Report
This paper looks at the impact of Opportunity Bursaries on young adults who received payments in 2001–02 and 2002–03.
Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Interim Report 2005November 2005, Research Summary
This summary is based on the interim report for the evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge.
The national evaluation of Aimhigher survey of higher education providers 2003November 2005, Research Report
This report provides key findings from a survey that gathered information about the relevant activities that have been undertaken by higher education providers as part of their widening participation initiatives.
Factors affecting applications to Oxford and Cambridge: Repeat surveyFebruary 2005, Research Report
This research investigates teachers’ and students’ views on the factors affecting students’ choices of whether or not to apply to Oxford and Cambridge.
The STAR Project and initial teacher training: An evaluationJuly 2004, Research Report
An evaluation of the STAR Project, a partnership between the Wednesbury Education Action Zone (WEAZ) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Evaluation of Aimhigher: survey of opportunity bursary applicants 2001/02: Preliminary findingsJuly 2003, Research Report
This report provides preliminary findings from the first survey of young people who were eligible for, and applied for Opportunity Bursaries to begin in 2001/02.
Aptitude testing for university entrance: A literature reviewFebruary 2001, Research Report
This report presents the results of a literature review on aptitude testing for university entrance, commissioned by the Sutton Trust.
A pilot of aptitude testing for university entranceFebruary 2001, Research Report
This study examined the use of the SAT with pupils who were taking A-levels, comparing the results of male and female students, ethnic minorities and students from differing socio-economic backgrounds.
Staying on: a study of young people's decisions about school sixth forms, sixth-form colleges and colleges of further educationSeptember 1998, Research Report
This report is about young people who stayed on in full-time education after the age of 16 and is based on the findings of students in post-16 institutions.
Sixth form options: Post-compulsory education in maintained schoolsMay 1996, Research Report
This report details the findings of a major research project undertaken by NFER to discover the impact of changes on sixth forms in maintained schools.
Students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties in further educationNovember 1994, Research Report
The Further Education Funding Council commissioned NFER to carry out a review of research the range and type of provision offered to students with disabilities by the FE sector.
Honest brokers: The role of LEAs in post-16 educationNovember 1994, Research Report
NFER investigated the impact on changes on schools with sixth forms, and the ways in which schools and LEAs responded to the new developments.
Reorganizing post-16 education: The tertiary optionJanuary 1940, Research Report
This report addresses many areas of intense current debate concerning the quality of provision for both adults and young people in the post-compulsory sector with special reference to tertiary systems.