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Cullinane, Carl; Doherty, Katherine – Sutton Trust, 2020
This report looks at the picture of apprenticeships at levels 6 and 7, equivalent to a bachelors or postgraduate degree. Degree apprenticeships in England were launched in Autumn 2015, and offer a potentially powerful combination of on the job training and academic learning. With the prospect of gaining industry-specific skills, a…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Academic Degrees, Social Mobility, On the Job Training
Cullinane, Carl – Sutton Trust, 2020
The Sutton Trust's "Recruitment Gap" (see ED601203) powerfully demonstrated the impact of levels of disadvantage in a school can have on teacher recruitment and retention. This dynamic of segregation is fundamental to many of the divides in the education system and Britain's lack of social mobility. More schools with socio-economically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission (School), Admission Criteria, Institutional Autonomy
Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2020
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching and are likely to impact on practically every area of government policy for a long time to come. The policy landscape is shifting rapidly, with changes coming not in days or weeks but often in hours. This briefing covers the Sutton Trust's immediate concerns, based on the information available,…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Equal Education, Economic Impact, Access to Education
Archer, Nathan; Merrick, Beatrice – Sutton Trust, 2020
The number of children in poverty looks set to rise and the gap in outcomes between the most disadvantaged children and their peers is likely to widen. Many families will face challenges of poverty, ill health, bereavement and unemployment, with knock-on effects for children's health and wellbeing. There are fears that children will miss out on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged
Pascal, Chris; Bertram, Tony; Cullinane, Carl; Holt-White, Erica – Sutton Trust, 2020
As with most areas of society and human life, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed enormous challenges to the early years sector, which caters for about 2.1 million children under the age of 5 years. The economic and public health consequences of the crisis are threatening to deepen existing patterns of vulnerability and under-achievement for young…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Mobility, Early Childhood Education
Holt-White, Erica; Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has already had a considerable impact on Britain's job market. Young people entering the job market this year are likely to be particularly badly hit, with youth unemployment following the 2008 recession twice that of the overall unemployment rate. Some academics predict the youth unemployment rate could even go above 25% due…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Mobility, Foreign Countries
Holt-White, Erica; Montacute, Rebecca; Cullinane, Carl – Sutton Trust, 2020
When students apply for university in the United Kingdom (UK), they do so on the basis of 'predicted grades'. These grades influence both students' decisions of where to apply, and the decisions made by the institutions they hope to attend. But, they are, more often than not, incorrect, with 9% of students underpredicted and 75% overpredicted.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Educational Change, Admission Criteria
Sutton Trust, 2020
In April this year, shortly after the closure of schools and the announcement of the cancellation of this year's "A Levels and Scottish Highers," Sutton Trust surveyed young people applying to university through UCAS. This research brief provides an overview of the survey polling. Significant worries about the grading process were…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Applicants, Grading, COVID-19
Atherton, Graeme – Sutton Trust, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to higher education across the world. The World Bank estimated that, in April of this year, universities and other tertiary education institutions were closed in 175 countries and communities, and over 220 million post-secondary students had their studies significantly disrupted due to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, School Closing
Atherton, Graeme – Sutton Trust, 2020
This report, authored by Graeme Atherton, examines how universities who are seen as leading internationally and/or in their own national contexts are supporting greater access and success for learners from low-income and other marginalised groups. What can English universities learn from global institutions? By looking at how they work with…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Success, At Risk Students, Low Income Students
Doherty, Katherine; Cullinane, Carl – Sutton Trust, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused complex challenges across the apprenticeship landscape. The unique position of apprenticeships -- which combine education, training and employment - has made the sector particularly vulnerable to the current health crisis. Impacts on training providers and access to learning are being compounded by the profound…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Distance Education, Online Courses, Access to Computers
Montacute, Rebecca; Holt-White, Erica – Sutton Trust, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic poses significant challenges for higher education across the UK. This year's cohort of university applicants now face months of uncertainty, as they try to make decisions on their future amid exam cancellations and a new system to determine grades, all without face-to-face support from their school. For students currently…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Distance Education, Online Courses, Access to Computers
Cullinane, Carl; Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2020
The closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for everyone involved, from the students themselves, to their teachers and their parents. In the first of a series of in-depth briefings looking at the impact of the coronavirus crisis on social mobility, the Trust's Carl Cullinane and Rebecca Montacute examine…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Distance Education, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
Sutton Trust, 2019
The attainment gap, the gap in school exam results between pupils from different social backgrounds, is one of the key challenges in the education system. Differences in school achievement act as a block on social mobility and have real consequences for the life chances of those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Children with poor vocabulary age…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Foreign Countries
Van den Brande, Jens; Hillary, Jude; Cullinane, Carl – Sutton Trust, 2019
Comprehensive schools offer a platform to foster educational equity by educating and improving the skills of pupils across the whole socio-economic spectrum. However, consistency and equal access to high quality education is key for a comprehensive system to provide a platform for upward social mobility. Measuring school quality is a complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students, Institutional Characteristics
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