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The accuracy of students' predictions of their GCSE grades (2013)
Journal Article
Attwood, G., Croll, P., Fuller, C., & Last, K. (2013). The accuracy of students' predictions of their GCSE grades. Educational Studies, 39(4), 444-454. https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2013.776945

The paper reports a study that investigated the relationship between students' self-predicted and actual General Certificate of Secondary Education results in order to establish the extent of over- and under-prediction and whether this varies by subj... Read More about The accuracy of students' predictions of their GCSE grades.

Participation In Higher Education: Aspirations, Attainment And Social Background (2013)
Journal Article
Croll, P., & Attwood, G. (2013). Participation In Higher Education: Aspirations, Attainment And Social Background. British Journal of Educational Studies, 61(2), 187-202. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2013.787386

The recent report of the Milburn Review into Social Mobility highlights the under-representation of young people from lower socio-economic groups in higher education and encourages universities and others to act to remedy this situation as a contribu... Read More about Participation In Higher Education: Aspirations, Attainment And Social Background.

Attitudes to School and Intentions for Educational Participation: An Analysis of Data from the Longitudinal Survey of young people in England (2011)
Journal Article
Attwood, G., & Croll, P. (2011). Attitudes to School and Intentions for Educational Participation: An Analysis of Data from the Longitudinal Survey of young people in England. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 34(3), 269-287. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2011.609552

The paper investigates the attitudes of young people in England towards schooling and education and the relationship of these attitudes to intentions for educational participation and to various background characteristics of the young people. It prov... Read More about Attitudes to School and Intentions for Educational Participation: An Analysis of Data from the Longitudinal Survey of young people in England.

The structure and implications of children's attitudes to school (2008)
Journal Article
Last, K., Croll, P., Attwood, G., Last, K., & Fuller, C. (2008). The structure and implications of children's attitudes to school. British Journal of Educational Studies, 56(4), 382-399. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8527.2008.00420.x

The paper reports a study of children's attitudes to school based on a questionnaire survey of 845 pupils in their first year of secondary school in England, together with interviews with a sample of the children. A clearly structured set of attitude... Read More about The structure and implications of children's attitudes to school.

Truancy in secondary school pupils: Prevalence, trajectories and pupil perspectives (2006)
Journal Article
Attwood, G., & Croll, P. (2006). Truancy in secondary school pupils: Prevalence, trajectories and pupil perspectives. Research Papers in Education, 21(4), 467-484. https://doi.org/10.1080/02671520600942446

School absenteeism and particularly unauthorized absenteeism or truancy has been the focus of a number of, so far largely unsuccessful, recent policy initiatives. The paper draws upon two sources of data, the British Household Panel Survey and detail... Read More about Truancy in secondary school pupils: Prevalence, trajectories and pupil perspectives.

Recovering potential: Factors associated with success in engaging challenging students with alternative pre-16 provision (2005)
Journal Article
Attwood, G., Croll, P., & Hamilton, J. (2005). Recovering potential: Factors associated with success in engaging challenging students with alternative pre-16 provision. Educational Research, 47(2), 149-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131880500104259

The study focuses on a group of young people for whom conventional school placements had broken down and were attending vocational courses at an FE college while still of compulsory school age. The students had been excluded by, or had failed to atte... Read More about Recovering potential: Factors associated with success in engaging challenging students with alternative pre-16 provision.

Challenging students in further education: Themes arising from a study of innovative FE provision for excluded and disaffected young people (2004)
Journal Article
Attwood, G., Croll, P., & Hamilton, J. (2004). Challenging students in further education: Themes arising from a study of innovative FE provision for excluded and disaffected young people. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 28(1), 107-119. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877032000161850

The paper draws on a research project on innovative provision in an FE college for excluded and disaffected young people. The college offers places on vocational courses to students who are still of compulsory school age who have been excluded by or... Read More about Challenging students in further education: Themes arising from a study of innovative FE provision for excluded and disaffected young people.

Re-engaging with education (2003)
Journal Article
Hamilton, J., Attwood, G., & Croll, P. (2003). Re-engaging with education. Research Papers in Education, 18(1), 75-95. https://doi.org/10.1080/0267152032000048596

The paper reports a study of alternative pre- 16 provision in a college of further education for young people who were disaffected and/or non-attenders at secondary school. The data are derived from interviews with 26 of these young people who were ‘... Read More about Re-engaging with education.


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