Richardson, John T. E. and Woodley, A.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0307507032000122305|
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This study investigated predictors of attainment in students awarded first degrees by institutions of higher education in the UK in 1995-96. Those aged under 21 or between 26 and 50 at graduation were more likely to obtain good degrees (with first-class honours or upper second-class honours), but the pattern of age-related variation was different across different subjects of study. Overall, women were more likely to obtain good degrees than men, but this trend did not occur at all ages or in all subjects. There was also a considerable variation in the proportion of good degrees in different subjects. The contingent nature of these phenomena suggests that they result from variations in teaching and assessment practices as well as from characteristics of the students themselves.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2003 Society for Research into Higher Education|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Institute of Educational Technology|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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|Date Deposited:||30 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 08:25|
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