How do young people make choices at 14 and 16?July 2006, Research Report
Evaluation of Skills for Work Pilot Programme: Key Findings from the Initial Phase of the EvaluationJune 2006, Research Summary
The Scottish Executive Education Department commissioned NFER to carry out an evaluation of the SfW pilot, and this paper summarises key findings from the initial phase of the evaluation.
Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Pupil outcomes one year onNovember 2005, Research Report
This report is one of a series looking at the educational and economic impact of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge.
Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. The views of partnership coordinators 2004November 2005, Research Report
This report presents the views of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge partnership coordinators in the third year of the evaluation of the initiative.
Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Aspirations to higher education: one year onNovember 2005, Research Summary
The briefing paper upon which this summary is based is part of a series looking at the higher education aspirations and intentions of young people in their post-16 destinations.
Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. Implementing Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge: the experiences of ten partnershipsNovember 2005, Research Report
This report presents the findings from the in-depth studies of ten Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge partnerships.
Evaluation of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge. The early impact of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge on pre-16 outcomes: an economic evaluationNovember 2005, Research Report
This paper presents the quantitative effects of the first full year of Aimhigher: Excellence Challenge since its introduction.
How children make sense of the transition to year 1August 2005, Research Report
This paper presents findings from a research project conducted in 2004, which aimed to improve understanding about how best to support children’s learning during the transition to Year 1.
Pupil choices at Key Stage 3 - literature reviewJune 2005, Research Report
This report reviews recent key studies in the UK on the ways in which young people, at age 14, choose their optional subjects or study pathways.
A study of the transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1April 2005, Research Report
This study set out to provide an evidence base concerning the effectiveness of the transition from the Foundation Stage and Year 1.
Implementing the increased flexibility for 14 to 16 year olds Programme: The experience of partnerships and studentsAugust 2004, Research Report
The DfES commissioned NFER to undertake an evaluation of the first and second cohorts of Increased Flexibility for 14-16 year olds Programme (IFP) students.
Pupil outcomes: The impact of aimhigherJune 2004, Research Report
A detailed analysis of survey data from pupils, teachers and senior managers in schools in Phase 1 and 2 Excellence in Cities areas and Education Action Zones engaged in Aimhigher.
Evaluation of Excellence in Cities Primary Extension: A report of the transition strand studyFebruary 2004, Research Report
DfES commissioned an evaluation of Excellence in Cities in secondary schools in Phase 1 and 2 areas.
Staying or leaving? A literature review of factors affecting the take-up of post-16 optionsApril 1998, Research Report
A literature review looking at the important decisions young people at 16 must make, about whether to continue with their education, follow vocational courses and training or enter into work.