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True or false? Learning Skills: 

  1. is an innovative, evidence-based approach to helping young people become more effective learners.

  2. was developed and tested at a secondary school in the South of England from 2010-15.

  3. has been rigorously evaluated over 5 years by researchers from the University of Cambridge.

  4. is associated with statistically significant academic gains – with exceptional gains among young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds.

  5. is currently being implemented in schools throughout the South-East of England.

You guessed it... the answer is true for 'all of the above'!
Video: 3-year outcomes...
A 5-year longitudinal study

In 2016 a research paper was published in the The Curriculum Journal, entitled:

Learning to Learn: improving attainment, closing the gap at Key Stage 3

This paper reports that in a 5-year pilot study at a secondary school in the South of England, Learning Skills led to:

  • Significant gains in academic learning across the curriculum (all subjects combined, vs. matched control group)

  • A significant closing of the Pupil Premium (PP) attainment gap, from the bottom up (by the end of Y9, the PP gap in the control cohort was 25%; in the Learning Skills cohort, the gap was just 2%).

A follow up article, which looks at the equally encouraging GCSE analysis, is also due for publication in 2016. 

If you have any questions about the evidence outlined here, please email  enquiries@learning-skills.org .

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