Designing the Diploma evaluation

This project involved designing the evaluation for the Diploma programme.

The aims of the study were twofold. First to map out the various elements of the entire 14-19 reform programme and ascertain the position of the Diploma within them. Second, to develop an evaluation strategy spanning the whole of the implementation phase (2008-2013) for the new Diplomas that enabled a synthesis of research employing large scale administrative data sets and case studies. This template formed the basis of the recently tendered main evaluation of the Diploma implementation.

Funded by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) in collaboration with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), this project was led by Geoff Hayward and Hubert Ertl in collaboration with Cathy Stasz.