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Post-secondary school type and academic achievement

Meschi, Elena, Vignoles, Anna and Cassen, Robert (2014) Post-secondary school type and academic achievement. Manchester School, 82 (2). pp. 183-201. ISSN 1463-6786

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Identification Number: 10.1111/manc.12006


The Further Education (FE) sector has been the Cinderella of English education, attracting less research, despite the large number of students who attend FE colleges. We ask whether the post-16 institution attended by the pupil, i.e. FE college or school-based provision, influences pupils' final achievement and whether the gain in pupil achievement at A level is greater in FE colleges as compared with school-based provision. Allowing for the fact that FE colleges admit more disadvantaged pupils, those who attend an FE college do marginally less well at A level. Sixth form colleges have significantly higher value-added, particularly for higher achieving pupils.

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Additional Information: © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The University of Manchester
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
University Structure > Language Centre > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 14:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:48

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