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 2016-17 academic year. The survey, providing the destination of these pupils on the 31st October 2017 was in respect of 30,811 pupils i.e. the 2017 Year 11 destinations cohort. This is 713 fewer students than the 2016 cohort.

  • 51.3% (15,788 individuals) were male and 48.7% (15,016 individuals) were female. 7 pupils (0.02%) identified themselves as ‘Other’.
  • Most of the cohort, 94.9% (29,238 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 94.1% of males, 95.7% of female pupils and 100% of pupils in the Other category.
  • The greatest proportion of the cohort, 88.2 % (27189 individuals) continued in full time education.
  • 46.5% of those continuing in full time education (12,649 individuals) continued their education in school and 53.5% continued at a further education college (14,540 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.
  • 8.7% of the cohort (2,670 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 3.6 percentage points (10.4% males compared to 6.8% females)
  • 4.7% (1443 individuals) entered work based training non-employed status
  • 1.7% of the cohort (531 individuals) entered work based training with employed status. A higher proportion of males (2.4%) than females (1%) were in this category (a difference of 1.4 percentage points)
  • 2.3% (696 individuals) entered employment outside Government supported funding. More males than females chose this route; a 1.5 percentage point difference.
  • On the survey date, 1.6% of the cohort (491 individuals), were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET), a decrease of 0.4 percentage points from 2016. Males accounted for 48% of the total (236 individuals) compared to females at 52% (255 individuals). This represents a 4 percentage point differential between females and males.
  • 52.3% (257 individuals) of those known not to be NEET were able to enter employment, education or training (EET)
  • More males, than females, who were known to be NEET, were able to enter employment, education or training but the difference was slight (3 individuals, making up a 5.3 percentage point difference).
  • (47.7%) (234 individuals) of those known not to be NEET were unable to enter EET due to illness, pregnancy or other reasons. More females than males fell into this category (50.2% compared with 44.9%)
  • There was no response to the survey from 0.5% of the cohort (169 individuals)
  • 0.7% (217 individuals), were shown to have left their local area. This is lower than the 2016 number of 256 individuals.