Pupil Destinations from Schools in Wales 2015

The annual survey of school leavers undertaken by Careers Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government provides a useful snapshot of pupil destinations which informs careers staff in their work with clients, parents, teachers and employers. The data collected also proves an invaluable aid to partners and colleagues involved in planning learning, training and employment opportunities.

The survey reports the destinations of 61,840 pupils from secondary schools across Wales. It includes pupils who have reached statutory leaving age, Year 11, and pupils leaving school in Years 12 and 13. Males account for 49.2% of the total cohort (30,419) and Females 50.8% (31,421). Pupils from special schools are included in the survey; those attending FE colleges and independent schools are not. The destination information is recorded as a result of the pupil’s known activity on 31st October 2015.

This survey is compiled from data supplied by Careers Wales. The survey tracks trends and destinations over a five year period and looks at the education, employment and training progression routes chosen by young people. Further analysis is provided by pupils’ ethnicity and gender.

Please note:

  • Percentages have been rounded and therefore may not always total 100%
  • National figures may mask variances at regional, local authority and institution level across all cohorts. Reports providing pupil destinations by local authority area are provided to support analysis at local level
  • Graphics may not be to exact scale and are for visual representation only
  • Comparative figures for 2015 and previous years are either quoted as percentage point differences, in absolute numbers, or both