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Academic self-belief helps to raise pupils’ GCSE grades, new study finds

22 May 2019

Young people of all academic abilities are more likely to fare better in their GCSE exams if they have confidence in their school work, new research shows.

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Ethnic minority children tend to set their sights highest when planning future careers, research finds

4 October 2018

Children from some ethnic minority groups are most likely to aspire to university and aim for well-paid jobs, a new study has found.

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Religious background is more important than a faith school education for academic success, new study finds

12 September 2018

The academic advantages associated with a faith school education are short lived, and are mainly explained by home background, new research shows.

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June research highlights

1 August 2018

Selected highlights of journal papers and other research published in June using CLS study data.

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April/May research highlights

24 July 2018

Selected highlights of journal papers and other research published in April and May using CLS study data.

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Teenagers shun homework for social media and video games, new survey finds

11 May 2018

Teenagers are far more likely to spend their time on social media and gaming after school than they are to be doing homework, according to new data gathered from around 3,500 teenagers in the UK.

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Did the Baby Boomers fulfil their childhood dreams?

30 April 2018

In 1969, more than 10,000 11-year-olds, taking part in the National Child Development Study (NCDS), were asked to write an essay imagining what their lives would be like at 25. Fast forward 50 years, and we contacted a number of study members to share their essay with them and see how their lives had unfolded. 

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More than one in ten 14-year-olds admit to binge drinking

29 January 2018

Just under half of young people in the UK had tried alcohol by the time they were 14, with more than one in ten confessing to binge drinking, new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study have revealed.

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One in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at age 14

19 December 2017

Seventeen per cent of UK parents have let their children drink alcohol by the age of 14, according to new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study.

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Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys, new research finds

13 December 2017

Teenagers’ own career aspirations could be perpetuating the gender pay gap, researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) suggest.

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Less advantaged students not as likely to choose subjects they enjoy, new study finds

10 November 2017

Students whose parents had only GCSE qualifications were found to be less likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, when compared to students whose parents had a degree.

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‘Aim higher’ is an effective message from teachers, study finds

5 September 2017

Students encouraged by their teachers to stay on in education are more likely to do A-levels and apply to university, according to findings from Next Steps.

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