Post‐Secondary School Type and Academic Achievement

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Elena Meschi

Ca Foscari University of Venice

Anna F. Vignoles

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Robert Cassen

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Date Written: March 2014

Abstract

The Further Education (FE) sector has been the Cinderella of English education, attracting less research, despite the large number of students who attend FE colleges. We ask whether the post‐16 institution attended by the pupil, i.e. FE college or school‐based provision, influences pupils' final achievement and whether the gain in pupil achievement at A level is greater in FE colleges as compared with school‐based provision. Allowing for the fact that FE colleges admit more disadvantaged pupils, those who attend an FE college do marginally less well at A level. Sixth form colleges have significantly higher value‐added, particularly for higher achieving pupils.

Suggested Citation

Meschi, Elena and Vignoles, Anna F. and Cassen, Robert, Post‐Secondary School Type and Academic Achievement (March 2014). The Manchester School, Vol. 82, Issue 2, pp. 183-201, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2398147 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/manc.12006

Elena Meschi

Ca Foscari University of Venice

Dorsoduro 3246
Venice, Veneto 30123
Italy

Anna F. Vignoles

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Robert Cassen

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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