Next Steps Age 16 Sweep

Sweep details

Dates April 2006 - September 2006
Age 16
Achieved sample 12,439 (cohort members)
Respondents Cohort members, parents
Fieldwork agency BMRB, GFK-NOP and Ipsos-Mori
Survey mode Face to face
Data access

Dataset available via the UK Data Service [SN 5545]. Visit the UK Data Service to access the data.


The survey content focused on educational experiences, attitudes to school and involvement in education, expectations and aspirations, as well as on aspects of young people’s lives including risky-, crime- and anti-social behaviours, and health.

Interviews were conducted face-to-face, and parents were also interviewed as well as cohort members.

Only those who participated at the previous sweep were included in the issued sample for the current sweep.

The study was funded and managed by the Department for Education (DfE) at Sweep 3.

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL