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ERIC Number: EJ883211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Changes in Perceptions of Studying for the GCSE among Year 10 and Year 11 Pupils
Rogers, Lynne; Hallam, Susan
Educational Studies, v36 n2 p153-163 May 2010
This research aimed to explore whether pupils' perceptions of studying for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) altered during the two-year period of study of this qualification. Six hundred and forty four pupils from eight schools in outer London completed a self-report questionnaire on two occasions, once in Year 10 and once in Year 11, which elicited their responses to statements about studying. Overall, throughout the course pupils remained anxious about coursework, examinations and homework and the time required for them. There was little evidence that pupils developed an increased level of understanding about the demands of the GCSE or a wider range of study strategies to support effective learning. That the students in this research remained as uncertain about the demands of coursework and the quality of their work in Year 11 as Year 10 warrants attention from those who plan and deliver the GCSE. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)