Secondary education transitions

At the same time that young people are dealing with the difficult developmental transitions from childhood to adolescence to adulthood they also make a number of significant transitions in the education system.

We are interested in applications around the theme of transitions into, through and out of secondary education. This is a progression from our work on 14-19 education and training and on the role of school transfers on adolescent mental health.

Current work we are supporting includes an analysis of the earnings of graduates over the first decade of their working lives, a study of apprenticeships for adults, and a project examining what happens to young people after they reach school-leaving age.

We have also funded projects on access to higher education. These include an study of the experience of black and minority ethnic groups in applying to universities, and research on the backgrounds of university applicants between 1996 and 2010, in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please read more about our priorities for funding in this area.

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Secondary education transitions

Changing Adolescence

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