Written and researched by Eileen Carnell, this study from 2004 sought to discover what young people think of their learning within the key stage 3 national strategy environment in Year 8.
By asking questions such as 'What do you like and value about school?', 'What helps your learning?' and 'What is a good learner?', the researcher found that young people value highly their school experiences and appreciate the support given to them by teachers but argue that the pressures of tests and exams interfere with their learning.