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Title: The transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school: A case study of a foundation subject - physical education
Authors: Capel, S
Zwozdiak-Myers, P
Lawrence, J
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Citation: Research in Education. 77, 14-30.
Abstract: A series of transitions, from class to class, year to year and school to school, are integral to the education system in England. The transfer of pupils from primary to secondary education is an important stage of transition. Models for managing this transfer highlight different aspects of the experience, including social/pastoral integration and curriculum continuity and progression of individual pupils. The purpose of this study was to investigate the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school in relation to physical education. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 secondary school physical education heads of department. Results showed that although all of the heads of department reported the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school to be very important in relation to physical education, this was not translated into practice. There was limited involvement in activities supporting the transfer from primary to secondary school, and what involvement there was placed greater emphasis on activities to support social/pastoral integration than to support continuity and progression of individual pupils during transfer. Some possible reasons for these results are considered, along with some suggestions for further research.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/2743
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