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Evaluation of the Two Year Key Stage 3 Project

Noden, Philip, Rutt, Simon, Schagen, Sandie and West, Anne (2007) Evaluation of the Two Year Key Stage 3 Project. Research report, 836. Department for Education and Skills, London, UK. ISBN 9781844789023

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Abstract

The Two Year Key Stage 3 Project, which was launched in 2003, assisted secondary schools in developing curricula for Key Stage 3 that could be covered in two years instead of the conventional three years (Years 7, 8 and 9). The Project aimed to increase the pace of learning, improve the motivation and engagement of pupils, improve the transition from Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) to Key Stage 3, and open up curricular flexibility through the time saved. Schools were able to decide how to use the time saved by completing Key Stage 3 within two years. This evaluation consisted of three elements: an examination of Phase 1 pupils’ attainment when in Years 7 and 8; an examination of pupils’ reported attitudes as reflected in questionnaire responses; and visits to eight case study schools to examine how a two year Key Stage fitted in with the work of individual schools.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://publications.dcsf.gov.uk/default.aspx?PageF...
Additional Information: © 2007 London School of Economics and Political Science
Library of Congress subject classification: L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Education Research Group (ERG)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 836
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2008 13:43
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/13767/

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