Northern Ireland Young Life and Times Survey

Education (2003 onwards)

Listed below are the questions asked in the Education module, and the years in which they were asked. If you want to see how young people actually answered the questions in a particular year, you can click on the year beside every question. 

Publications and further information on Education can be found on the Education Resources page.

Questions in the Education section have been grouped into the following modules

Selection Tests

  • Q11PLUS1: Does the 11+ put too much pressure on 10 and 11 year olds? 2003
  • Q11PLUS2: Does selection have to happen at some time in a child's education? 2003

Subjects and Experiences

  • EXPSCHL1: Were you bored at school? 2003
  • EXPSCH1: Were you bored at school? (new response codes) 2004
  • EXPSCHL2: Did some teachers at school really inspire you? 2003
  • EXPSCH2: Did some teachers at school really inspire you? (new response codes) 2004
  • EXPSCHL3: Is school all ‘listening’ and very little ‘doing’? 2003
  • EXPSCH3: Is school all ‘listening’ and very little ‘doing’? (new response codes) 2004
  • EXPSCHL4: Did school teach you the skills and knowledge you will really need later in life? 2003
  • EXPSCH4: Did school teach you the skills and knowledge you will really need later in life? (new response codes) 2004 2006
  • EXPSCHL5: Did school teach you how to think for yourself? 2003
  • EXPSCH5: Did school teach you how to think for yourself? (new response codes) 2004
  • EXPSCHL6: Did school open your mind and make you want to learn? 2003
  • EXPSCH6: Did school open your mind and make you want to learn? (new response codes) 2004
  • EXPSCHL7: Did you enjoy learning at school? 2003
  • EXPSCH7: Did you enjoy learning at school? (new response codes) 2004
  • EXPSCH8: Did you feel pressured by the school work you had to do? 2004
  • EXPSCH9: Were you bullied at school? 2004
  • EXPSCH10: On the whole, did you feel very happy while at school? 2006
  • EXPSCH11: Did most teachers not respect you as an individual? 2006
  • EXPSCH12: Are you satisfied that you have achieved at school to the best of your ability? 2006
  • SCHSMOK: Have you ever had any lessons, videos or discussions in school about smoking tobacco? 2004
  • SCHALC: Have you ever had any lessons, videos or discussions in school about drinking alcohol? 2004
  • SCHDRUG: Have you ever had any lessons, videos or discussions in school about using illegal drugs? 2004
  • SCHSOLV: Have you ever had any lessons, videos or discussions in school about using solvents to get high? 2004
  • SCHSEX: Have you ever had any lessons, videos or discussions in school about having sexual intercourse? 2004
  • HIVSCHL: Have you been in a lesson where HIV and AIDS has been discussed? 2006
  • HIVSUBJ: In what subject areas were HIV and AIDS discussed? 2006
  • PRIVTUIT: Have you ever attended private tuition classes to supplement your education? 2013

The Health module includes questions on lessons, videos or discussions in school relating to some of these issues.

The Pressures and Influence Factors module includes questions on influences and pressures relating to some of these issues.

Participation

  • SCHVIEW: Were students at your school allowed to express their views about the running of the school? 2006

  • SCHLCNCL: Did your school have a school council? 2006
  • SCNCLEFF: How effective was the school council in raising and influencing issues affecting school life? 2006
  • STUDSAY1: What kinds of things do students have a say in? School uniform 2006
  • STUDSAY6: What kinds of things do students have a say in? The budget 2006
  • STUDSAY3: What kinds of things do students have a say in? The curriculum 2006
  • STUDSAY4: What kinds of things do students have a say in? Facilities 2006
  • STUDSAY7: What kinds of things do students have a say in? School policies 2006
  • STUDSAYO: What kinds of things do students have a say in? Other 2006
  • STUDSAY8: What kinds of things do students have a say in? School meals 2006
  • STUDSAY9: What kinds of things do students have a say in? School formals and events 2006
  • STUDSA10: What kinds of things do students have a say in? Charity and fundraising 2006

School Bullying

  • EXPSCH9: Were you bullied at school? 2004
  • SCLOTBUL: Do students at your school get bullied by other students? 2005
  • STFBULJB: Are there particular staff at your school whose job is to deal with bullying? 2005
  • GOTOSTAF: Do you think that most students - if they were being bullied - would talk to staff? 2005
  • SCHLBUL: Does your school provides real help for people who are bullied or not? 2005
  • UBULLSCH: Have you yourself ever been bullied in school? 2005 2008
  • OFTENBUL: How often have you yourself been bullied at school in the last two months in school? 2005 2008
  • UBULLOTH: Have you yourself ever taken part in bullying other students? 2005 2008
  • OFTENUB: How often have you taken part in bullying other students at school in the last two months in school? 2005 2008

Costs and Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

  • COST1: Do your parents find it difficult to afford costs for school uniform? 2006 2007
  • COST2: Do your parents find it difficult to afford costs for school books and materials? 2006 2007
  • COST3: Do your parents find it difficult to afford costs for day trips/events during the school day? 2006 2007
  • COST4: Do your parents find it difficult to afford costs for day trips/events outside school hours? 2006 2007
  • COST5: Do your parents find it difficult to afford costs for school organised holiday trips? 2006 2007
  • COST6: Do your parents find it difficult to afford other costs associate with school? 2006 2007
  • HIVSCHL: Have you been in a lesson where HIV and AIDS has been discussed? 2006
  • HEARDEMA: Have you ever heard of the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)? 2005
  • HOWHEMA: How did you hear about the EMA? 2005
  • INFLEMA: Did EMA influence your decision whether to continue your education in September 2005? 2005
  • DIFFEMA: If you had known about EMA would this have made a difference to your decision whether or not to continue in education? 2005
  • STAYSCHL: Does staying on in full-time education seriously improve career prospects? 2005
  • RELYBEN: Is there nothing wrong with relying on benefits for income after leaving school? 2005
  • FTEDMNY: Do people who stay in full-time education longer eventually earn substantially more money? 2005

 

Shared Education

  • GOVSHARE: How do you feel about plans to change schooling in Northern Ireland? 2012 2013
  • SCLPRIO1: When planning for schools, should the Government think about saving money? 2012
  • SEDPRO: Have you ever done projects with pupils from other schools? 2012
  • SECLASS: Have you ever had classes with pupils from other schools? 2012
  • SENONE: Have you never done any shared education project? 2012
  • JOYPROJ: Did you enjoy doing projects with the other young people? 2012
  • JOYCLASS: Did you enjoy having classes with the other young people? 2012
  • SEEQUIP: Did you ever use or share sports facilities or equipment, like computers? 2012
  • SETRAV1: Did you go to another school for shared education? 2012
  • SETRAV2: Did pupils form another schoool come to you for shared education? 2012
  • SETRAV3: Did you go somehere else for shared education? 2012
  • SETRAV4: Are you not sure where you went for shared education? 2012
  • SEDIFREL: Were some of the pupils from other schools a different religion to you? 2012
  • SHBOYS: Would you mind sharing with an all-boys school? 2012
  • SEPROJGB: Is doing projects with pupils from other schools a good idea or a bad idea? 2012
  • SESPORGB: Is schools allowing pupils from other schools to use sports facilities or equipment a good idea or a bad idea? 2012
  • SECLASGB: Is having classes with pupils from other schools a good idea or a bad idea? 2012
  • SENTSURE: Are you not sure if you did shared education projects? 2012
  • SEGOOD1: Is sharing sports facilities or computers a good thing? 2012
  • SEGOOD2: Is getting the opportunity to be taught by different teachers a good thing? 2012
  • SEGOOD3: Is doing classes we don’t normally get to do at our school a good thing? 2012
  • SEGOOD4: Is making new friends a good thing? 2012
  • SEGOOD5: Is doing interesting projects a good thing? 2012
  • SEGOOD6: Do you not have any favourites things about shared education? 2012
  • SEGOOD7: Do you not know what is good about shared education? 2012
  • SEBAD1: Is having to be with pupils who I think are rough, disruptive or annoying a bad thing? 2012
  • SEBAD2: Is having to share our sports facilities or computers a bad thing? 2012
  • SEBAD3: Is having to be with young people of a different religion a bad thing? 2012
  • SEBAD4: Is having to travel to get to the other school a bad thing? 2012
  • SEBAD5: Is having to mix with young people who are very different from me a bad thing? 2012
  • SEBAD6: Do you not mind anything about shared education? 2012
  • SEBAD7: Do you not know about anything bad about shared education? 2012
  • SHGIRLS: Would you mind sharing with an all-girls school? 2012
  • SHSNEEDS: Would you mind sharing with a school for young people with special needs or disabilities? 2012
  • SHPRIM: Would you mind sharing with a primary school? 2012
  • SHDIFREL: Would you mind sharing with a school where most of the pupils are a different religion to you? 2012
  • SHINTEG: Would you mind sharing with an integrated school? 2012
  • SHGRAM: Would you mind sharing with a grammar school? 2012
  • SHNGRAM: Would you mind sharing with a non-grammar school? 2012
  • SCHCLOSE: Would you mind if a near-by school closed and all the pupils came to your school? 2012
  • MINDWHAT: What would you mind about other pupils coming to your school? (OPEN) 2012
  • URSCHSH: Do you think that your school does a lot of sharing with other schools? 2012
  • SHAREWHY: Why do you think your school does a lot or a little sharing? (OPEN) 2012

 

Community Relations Equality and Diversity Education (CRED)

  • CREDSCH: Have you done CRED in your school? 2012
  • CREDYP: Have you done CRED in a youth project or youth club? 2012
  • NOCRED: Have you neither done CRED in your school or in a youth project? 2012
  • CREDSCHOOLa-j: And do you think that your SCHOOL has done this for the following groups? 2012
  • CREDYPa-j: And do you think that your YOUTH PROJECT OR YOUTH CLUB has done this for the following groups? 2012
  • CREDSCHothview: Do you think that members of your CLASS felt more positive as a result of CRED? 2012
  • CREDYPothview: Do you think that members of your YOUTH PROJECT felt more positive as a result of CRED? 2012
  • CREDSCHuview: Do you think that YOU felt more positive as a result of CRED in your SCHOOL? 2012
  • CREDYPuview: Do you think that YOU felt more positive as a result of CRED in your YOUTH PROJECT? 2012

 

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