Below is from a previous study
and shows Further Education students in Scotland that
went on to Higher Education. By using supplementary data
on income it is possible to see how well students at
your institution are doing compared to the Scottish
average and other measures. In this example we can see
that household incomes* of former FE students is above
the Scottish national average (shown in light blue). The
darker blue bars represent this distribution of the
income adjusted for age using the UK population, as
generally people that are older earn more. Where the
dark blue column is bigger than the light blue column
that age group will be widening access. In this case we
can tell the FE to HE route has widened access to mature
students aged around 30 to 45.
*based on postcode
The next example, below, is from the same study and
shows the Highest Qualification on Entry. From this kind
of investigation it is possible to see how well certain
qualification groupings are at Widening Access.
Qualification grouping at your institution are likely to
be unique and this can be shown in the analysis.
Click here to see
some cluster analysis of education data