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Changes in perceptions of studying for the GCSE among Year 10 and Year 11 pupils

Rogers, Lynne and Hallam, Susan (2010) Changes in perceptions of studying for the GCSE among Year 10 and Year 11 pupils. Educational Studies, 36 (2). pp. 153-163. ISSN 0305-5698

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Abstract

This research aimed to explore whether pupils’ perceptions of studying for the General Certificate of Education (GCSE) altered during the two year period of study of this qualification. Six hundred and forty four pupils from eight schools in Outer London completed a self-report questionnaire on two occasions, once in Year 10 and once in Year 11, which elicited their responses to statements about studying. Overall, throughout the course pupils remained anxious about coursework, examinations and homework and the time required for them. There was little evidence that pupils developed an increased level of understanding about the demands of the GCSE or a wider range of study strategies to support effective learning. That the students in this research remained as uncertain about the demands of coursework and the quality of their work in Year 11 as Year 10 warrants attention from those who plan and deliver the GCSE.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Rogers, Lynne and Hallam, Susan (2010) Changes in perceptions of studying for the GCSE among Year 10 and Year 11 pupils. Educational Studies, 36 (2). pp. 153-163. Educational Studies is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/03055690903148746
Controlled Keywords: Secondary school, Examinations, GCSE, studying, study skills, pupils’ perceptions
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Continuing and Professional Education
IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010 12:27
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:07
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/2287

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