Attainment and Progression Reports
These reports provide a twelve-year time series analysis of key attainment, post-16 progression and higher education participation trends of learners from the East Midlands region. The reports have been compiled using a combination of commissioned and publically available secondary data, provided by organisations such as the Department for Education (DfE), Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
All data analyses are aggregated and are not directly linked to specific individuals who may have taken part in various outreach interventions. Therefore, the reports do not seek to find a statistical causal link between participation in outreach activities and any changes in educational attainment and progression. Nevertheless, aggregated trends provide an important indication of progress made in terms of increasing the educational opportunities of disadvantaged groups.
The reports are split into three sections. The first section provides analyses of pupil attainment at Key Stage 4, a key predictor of subsequent opportunities in higher education. Trends are examined by a variety of socio-economic and demographic factors, such as gender, ethnicity, and free school meals uptake. Section two of each report uses DfE data to analyse post-16 progression trends of East Midlands students. Finally, section three provides analysis of UCAS applicant trends using the latest available datasets. This data is analysed using a variety of indicators to highlight any progress made in terms of widening participation in the East Midlands.
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