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Widening participation in higher education : analysis of progression rates for young people in England by free school meal receipt and school type

Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), corp creator. (2011) Widening participation in higher education : analysis of progression rates for young people in England by free school meal receipt and school type.

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Abstract

"This Official Statistics Release provides the latest information on the estimated number of 15 year olds in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) who progress to Higher Education (HE) by age 19 by 2008/09. The information is presented at national and local authority level. Further data is also provided on the number of young people taking A levels or equivalent qualifications who progress to the most selective institutions by school type. This release replaces the previous Widening Participation release “Full-time Young Participation by Socio-Economic Class (FYPSEC):2010 update” published in July 20101. In this release, receipt of FSM is used as the measure of disadvantage and replaces the previous measure based on socio-economic classification. The context for these changes is reflected in the Background. The FSM and school type/selective institution measures are intended to contribute to the understanding of widening participation issues as part of a range of measures, which have different strengths and limitations. Annex D provides information on some of the other measures available. We aim to further develop the measures contained in this publication over time" -- page 3.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Depositing User: New Material1
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 10:39
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 20:19
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/10123
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