Relationships and Sex Education

SRE Project and Evaluation

All our classroom based sessions and exercises originate from a background of academic research at the University of Exeter and the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry.

We have drawn on the evidence-base of other researchers in the field (Kirby 2007) and we have generated evidence from our own studies.(Mellanby et al 1995).

An external evaluation of our Apause programme (NFER 2004) confirmed that the 'APAUSE programme was found to have a positive effect on knowledge (e.g. of contraception and STIs). Students involved in the programme had less immature and more responsible attitudes towards sex than students in comparison schools.'

Moreover; 'APAUSE students were less likely to be sexually active than comparison students.'

The NFER report demonstrated that Apause was one of the few SRE programmes that could replicate positive results found in a small local trial and make them achievable in a nation wide programme involving around 140 schools.

There is an increasing body of evidence that SRE programmes that include a clear postponement message are effective at helping young people to delay first intercourse and be more effective at using contraception. (Sex education delays teens' sexual activity)

Wherever funding permits, we continue to evaluate our work.

External evaluations Link to citations and evaluations

Findings, publications and reports Link to findings and publications

Apause case studies Two school case studies

Apause feedback Find out what our clients say

Evaluation services

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