D - Derived Variables

The areas covered include: type and size of school, social composition and academic record of the school, provision for sex education and career advice, parent-school contacts, disciplinary methods used, size and nature of child's class, ability ratings, likely examination entries, details of any special provisions for the child, attendance record, prediction of future educational and occupational progress, and ratings of parental interest. Teachers completed a standardised instrument to provide a description of the child's behaviour in school. At sixteen the school version of the Rutter behaviour scale (Rutter 1967) was used.

Derived Variables
N143S Year of school going comprehensive
N17013S No. of O level passes
N17023S No. of CSE grade 1 passes
N17033S No. of CSE grades 2-5 passes
N17043S No. of O levels to be taken
N17053S No. of subjects at A level-no O level
N17063S No. of CSEs to be taken
N17073S No. of external exams to be taken
N17083S N of subjects where no exam intended
N17093S No. of subs.studied for O level & CSE
N17103S Total number of subjects studied
N17113S N of subjects studied-Languages
N17123S N of subjects studied-English
N17133S N of subjects studied-Other arts
N17143S N of subjects studied-Social sciences
N17153S N of subjects studied-Domestic
N17163S N of subjects studied-Commercial
N17173S N of subjects studied-Mathematics
N17183S N of subjects studied-Sciences
N17193S N of subjects studied-Technical
N17203S N of subjects studied-Other
N17213SD NCDS child's school attendance
N17223S School attendances as % of maximum
N23393S Spec help aftr left sch due to hcap