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The Life Project: Helen Pearson’s history of the UK’s birth cohort studies

22 February 2016

Author and journalist Helen Pearson tells the story of the UK birth cohort studies in her new book, The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives. The studies, which follow people born in a single point in time throughout their lives, are tracking five generations of Britons, from the post-war baby boomers to […]

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UK-wide reading campaign encourages parents in Northern Ireland to join their children at school

3 February 2016

Charities involved in the Read On. Get On. campaign have been working with a Belfast primary school to improve pupils’ reading skills.

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Can ‘dreaming big’ help state-educated pupils match private school peers’ wages in early middle age?

12 November 2015

Raising state school children’s aspirations, self-confidence, and improving their access to social networks would do little to counter the huge pay advantages enjoyed by their privately-educated peers, new research shows.

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No gender gap in STEM subjects among the most privileged pupils

30 September 2015

Girls from well-off families are just as likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects as boys – but gender divides persist for less affluent young people.

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Parents of summer-born children win right to delay start to school

9 September 2015

The announcement comes after research using British longitudinal studies showed that summer-born children face disadvantage throughout their schooling.

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Consultation: MCS Age 17 Survey

30 June 2015

CLS is seeking input into the content of the Age 17 Survey of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), scheduled for 2018. Age 17 marks a major transition in the cohort members’ lives and has the potential to be a particularly important and illuminating stage of the study.

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One in eight UK pupils in Year 6 report having had an alcoholic drink

23 June 2015

A new study on underage drinking in the UK calls for further investigation into alcohol use among primary school children, and for prevention of underage drinking to be extended to this young an age

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East Asian teaching method leads to ‘small but welcome improvement’ in English pupils’ maths skills

18 June 2015

Introducing a Singaporean ‘mastery’ teaching approach in English schools leads to a relatively small but welcome improvement in children’s mathematics skills and offers a potential return on investment, after one year.

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Able pupils from poorer homes ‘less likely to be judged above average’, new research suggests

9 June 2015

Children from lower income families are less likely to be judged ‘above average’ by their teachers, even when they perform as well as other pupils on independent cognitive assessments, according to a new study.

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Ethnic minority pupils have higher hopes of university study than their white peers

4 June 2015

The educational expectations of Indian pupils in England are considerably greater than those of white pupils at age 16, according to new research.

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National campaign highlights impact of poor childhood literacy on later life

13 April 2015

The literacy campaigners who commissioned the study are calling on politicians to tackle the divide in reading ability and wage inequality in adulthood by improving early-years education

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Part-time jobs have a negative effect on girls’ GCSE grades

31 March 2015

Girls who take on part-time work whilst studying could potentially be damaging their chances of GCSE success.

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