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Blackburn, Lucy Hunter; Kadar-Satat, Gitit; Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet – Sutton Trust, 2016
Access to universities across the United Kingdom remains a challenge despite improvements in recent years. Those challenges are still more marked in Scotland than in the other nations, as this report shows. This report lays bare the extent of the challenge. Scotland has a different approach to higher education. It no longer charges tuition fees,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Economically Disadvantaged
Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2016
This study compares tuition funding arrangements, debt at graduation, and earnings outcomes for full-time domestic undergraduates in eight Anglophone countries: the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland), United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. According to multiple estimates, the average English student faces…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Allen, Rebecca; Thompson, Dave – Sutton Trust, 2016
Secondary schools have managed significant changes in the Key Stage 4 curriculum they offer in response to changes in performance tables and accountability measures from 2010 onwards. In this piece, the authors assess how these changes are starting to affect the educational choices and successes of pupils at the ages of 16 and 18. This is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Performance
Sammons, Pam; Toth, Katalin; Sylva, Kathy – Sutton Trust, 2015
This report looks at children's education careers by drawing on data from a sample of more than 3,000 young people who have been tracked through school since the age of three. In particular, this research identified a group of disadvantaged children, establishing what predicted their academic success at the age of 11 and following them up to age…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Predictor Variables, Success
Anders, Jake – Sutton Trust, 2015
While the issue of access to the professions is relatively well understood, there is limited understanding of the impact of entrants' backgrounds on success once in graduate employment. The research looks at the way social background continues to influence graduate pay and career progression once in professional employment. Key findings include:…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Economically Disadvantaged, Socioeconomic Background, Salary Wage Differentials
Allen, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2015
Every year there are high achievers at primary school, pupils scoring in the top 10% nationally in their Key Stage 2 (KS2) tests, yet who five years later receive a set of GCSE results that place them outside the top 25% of pupils. There are about 7,000 such pupils each year, 15% of all those we term as highly able. We call these pupils our…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Secondary School Students, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement
Sutton Trust, 2015
The research brief, "Parliamentary Privilege", looks at the educational backgrounds of candidates in winnable seats. The study included candidates selected by mid-December 2014 who were replacing serving MPs for the same party or in target seats with a reasonable possibility of winning. More than half of the candidates attended Russell…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Legislators, Advantaged, Educational Background
Sutton Trust, 2015
This reports builds on from the previous report "Parliamentary Privilege--The Candidates" and examines the backgrounds of Members of Parliament (MPs) in the new House of Commons. The following findings are discussed: (1) Almost a third (32%) of MPs in the new House of Commons was privately educated. This means that the new House is only…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Legislators, Individual Characteristics, Educational Attainment
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2015
Academies were started in 2000 to alter the fortunes of failing schools that disproportionately served students from some of the nation's poorest communities. By helping these schools with the support of philanthropic, educational and business partners, the intention was to improve the lives of young people from the least privileged backgrounds by…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Program Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Consortia
Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2015
In 2003, the Sutton Trust published a study on the university backgrounds of teachers in the state and independent sector by Prof. Alan Smithers and Dr. Louise Tracey. This report revisits this topic, using 2015 data from the National Foundation for Educational Research's Teacher Voice Omnibus survey, and the Independent Schools Council's Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Attainment
Coe, Robert; Aloisi, Cesare; Higgins, Steve; Major, Lee Elliot – Sutton Trust, 2015
This document is a summary of the report "What Makes Great Teaching". It argues that improved teacher Ā­development will positively impact on pupil attainment, particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds. "Developing Teachers" presents five policy recommendations which have been signed by 17 of Britain's leading headteachers…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness, Disadvantaged
Sutton Trust, 2015
The pupil premium was introduced by the Coalition government in April 2011 to provide additional funding for disadvantaged pupils. The main difference between the premium and previous funding for disadvantaged pupils is that the premium is linked to individual pupils. On July 1, 2015, The Pupil Premium Summit organized by the Education Endowment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gap
Sutton Trust, 2015
The "Social Mobility Index" ranks all 533 parliamentary constituencies in England according to five measures of social mobility through education: (1) Performance of disadvantaged pupils in early years test; (2) Performance of disadvantaged pupils in Key Stage 2 tests; (3) Performance of disadvantaged pupils at GCSE; (4) Progress of…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Achievement Tests
Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2015
A university degree is regarded as the "gold standard" to set young people up for their future careers, but it may not be the best path for potential graduates and others. With the ever increasing debt burden faced by graduates, and a glut of graduates in the labour market, might there be another option? This report looks at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Social Mobility, Job Skills
Sutton Trust, 2015
This report reviews national and international research on widening participation and access programmes to find out which methods are most likely to help disadvantaged pupils get into higher education. Analysis of existing research in the United States and United Kingdom suggests that summer schools, tutoring, and mentoring are among five methods…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Disadvantaged Youth, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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