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Progression from Level 2 to Level 3 — Havant and South Downs College

Principal focus of the project

The project designed and trialled 3 interventions. The interventions were designed to create opportunities for students studying at Level 3 to talk about the benefits of progression to students studying at Level 2. The specific interventions involved in-class talks, short recorded videos, and a progression evening featuring L2 students and parents talking to L3 students and lecturers. A fourth group received information in the traditional manner and acted as the control group, with feedback collected via pre and post surveys.

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What is this about and what were the main findings?

The interventions, especially the talks and the progression evening, were very popular with students who enjoyed being able to ask questions of the Level 3 students and engage with them on a personal level. This was reflected in the general trend in the exit interviews which showed most learners who took part in the project wanted to progress. In the pre intervention survey 29% of learners thought there were likely to progress, in the post intervention survey this rose to 50%.

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Name(s) of authors

Don Thompson - Havants and South Down College

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A case study exploring a project that sought to explore how behavioural sciences could support teaching, learning and assessment, i.e. if a small, simple intervention could have significant positive impact, and to effectively build an evidence-base related to this through robust testing 

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