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 2014-15 academic year. The survey, providing the destination of these pupils on the 31st October 2015, was in respect of 32,742 pupils i.e. the 2015 Year 11 destinations cohort. This is 1192 fewer students than the 2014 cohort.

  • 51.2% (16,752 individuals) were male and 48.8% (15,990 individuals) were female
  • Most of the cohort, 94.1% (30,811 individuals) went into some form of continued learning in full time education, part time education (less than 16 hours a week) or work based training. This represented 93.2% of males and 95% of female pupils
  • The greatest proportion of the cohort, 87.9 % (28,776 individuals) continued in full time education
  • 50.9% of those continuing in full time education (14,640 individuals) continued their education in school and 49.1% continued at a further education college (14,136 individuals)
  • A higher proportion of males (5.1 percentage points more than females) chose to continue their education at further education colleges
  • A higher proportion of females (5.1 percentage points more than males) chose to remain in school
  • 7.7% of the cohort (2,524 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 3.7 percentage points (9.5% males compared to 5.8% females)
  • 4.3% (1,412 individuals) entered Work Based Training – Non Employed Status
  • 1.5% of the cohort (488 individuals) entered Work Based Training – Employment Status. A higher proportion of males (2.3%) than females (0.7%) were in this category (a difference of 1.6 percentage points)
  • 1.9% (624 individuals) entered employment outside Government supported funding. More males than females chose this route; a 1.6 percentage point difference
  • On the survey date, 2.8% of the cohort (911 individuals), were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET), a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from 2014. Males accounted for 52.9% of the total (482 individuals) compared to females at 47.1% (429 individuals). This represents a 5.8 percentage point differential between males and females
  • 72.3% of those known not to be in any form of education, employment or training (NEET) were potentially able to enter employment, education or training (659 individuals)
  • Considerably more males than females, who were known to be NEET, were potentially able to enter employment, education or training (12.5 percentage points more)
  • 27.7% of those NEET (252 individuals) were unable to enter employment, education or WBTYP due to illness, pregnancy etc. Considerably more females than males fell into this category (34.3% of the female NEETs compared with 21.8% of the male NEETs)
  • There was no response to the survey from 0.5% of the cohort (155 individuals)
  • 0.7% (241 individuals), were shown to have left their local area. This is marginally higher than the 2014 number of 217 individuals