About our project

The project aims to explore curriculum provision in Scottish secondary schools and the relationships between patterns of provision and educational outcomes and transitions. In particular we seek to:

The project will adopt a staged approach (see diagram below). In particular, the study will combine the analysis of existing secondary data (e.g. Scottish Population Census data linked with administrative education data) with the generation of new data (survey, interview and focus group data) about curriculum provision and accompanying processes of decision making, including the role of teachers, students and their families in these decisions. The production of detailed case-studies will allow for a greater understanding of the processes of decision-making in curriculum provision. This project runs from October 2019 – September 2021. Please return to this website for updates on our activities and follow-ons.

Nuffield Foundation

The research is funded by the Nuffield Foundation (grant number: EDO/43886). The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance social well-being. It funds research that informs social policy, primarily in Education, Welfare, and Justice. It also funds student programmes that provide opportunities for young people to develop skills in quantitative and scientific methods. The Nuffield Foundation is the founder and co-funder of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Ada Lovelace Institute. The Foundation has funded this project, but the views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the Foundation. Visit www.nuffieldfoundation.org

Theme by the University of Stirling