Year 11 - Summary


Figures are for students aged 15 or 16 who were in their final year of statutory education, Year 11 in mainstream and special schools during the 2015-16 academic year. The survey, providing the destination of these pupils on the 31st October 2016 was in respect of 31,524 pupils i.e. the 2016 Year 11 destinations cohort. This is 1,218 fewer students than the 2015 cohort.

  • 51.3% (16,165 individuals) were male and 48.7% (15,359 individuals) were female
  • Most of the cohort, 94.3% (29,739 individuals) went into some form of continued learning in full time education, part time education (16 hours or less a week) or work based training. This represented 93.4% of males and 95.3% of female pupils.
  • The greatest proportion of the cohort, 87.9 % (27,711 individuals) continued in full time education
  • 49% of those continuing in full time education (13,586 individuals) continued their education in school and 51% continued at a further education college (14,125 individuals)
  • A higher proportion of males (6.1 percentage points more than females) chose to continue their education at further education college
  • A higher proportion of females (6.1 percentage points more than males) chose to remain in school
  • 8.2% of the cohort (2,591 individuals) entered the labour market, either going into employment or work based training. More males than females chose to enter the labour market, a differential of 2.8 percentage points (9.6% males compared to 6.8% females)
  • 4.9% (1,544 individuals) entered work based training non-employed status
  • 1.3% of the cohort (401 individuals) entered work based training with employed status. A higher proportion of males (1.7%) than females (0.8%) were in this category (a difference of 0.9 percentage points)
  • 2% (646 individuals) entered employment outside Government supported funding. More males than females chose this route; a 1.2 percentage point difference.
  • On the survey date, 2% of the cohort (619 individuals), were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET), a decrease of 0.8 percentage points from 2015. Males accounted for 57.5% of the total (356 individuals) compared to females at 42.5% (263 individuals). This represents a 15 percentage point differential between males and females
  • 63.2% (391 individuals) of those known to be NEET were able to enter employment, education or training (EET)
  • Considerably more males, than females, who were known to be NEET, were able to enter employment, education or training (13.3 percentage points more)
  • 36.8% (228 individuals) of those known not to be NEET were unable to enter EET due to illness, pregnancy or other reasons. Considerably more females than males fell into this category (44.5% compared with 31.2%)
  • There was no response to the survey from 0.8% of the cohort (264 individuals)
  • 0.8% (256 individuals), were shown to have left their local area. This is marginally higher than the 2015 number of 241 individuals.