Who are middle attainers? Analysis of attainment in school GCSE subjects in England & Wales
- Who are middle attainers? Analysis of attainment in school GCSE subjects in England & Wales
- Speaker: Chris Playford # University of Edinburgh
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- 27th Apr 2017 13:00 - 27th Apr 2017 14:15
- Room 2.15, 2nd floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Within the sociology of youth, there is an interest in documenting the lives and educational experiences of ‘ordinary’ young people. The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is the standard qualification undertaken by pupils in England and Wales at the end of year 11 (age 15–16). In this presentation, Chris will be describing the use of latent class analysis to identify substantively interesting patterns of attainment in school-level subjects and techniques for modelling social inequalities using a latent variable. This work uses data from the Youth Cohort Study (1990-2001) and will include a discussion of the challenges of working with these data.
This event will take place on Thursday April 27 from 1pm-2.15pm in room 2.15 on the 2nd floor of the Chrystal Macmillan Building.