Year 12 - Summary


Figures are for students aged 16 or 17 who were typically in the first year of a school sixth form. The survey, providing the destination of these pupils on the 31st October 2015, was in respect of 16,050 pupils i.e. the 2015 Year 12 destinations cohort.

  • 47.6% (7,646 individuals) were male and 52.4% (8,404 individuals) were female
  • The majority of the cohort, 94.5% (15,167 individuals) went in to some form of continued learning in full time education, part time education (less than 16 hours a week) or work based training. This represented 93.6% of male and 95.3% of female pupils
  • The greatest proportion of the cohort, 92.2 % (14,796 individuals) continued in full time education
  • 86.4% of those continuing in full time education (12,778 individuals) continued their education in school and 13.6% continued at a further education college (2,018 individuals)
  • A higher proportion of males (2 percentage points more than females) chose to continue their education at colleges of further education
  • A higher proportion of females (2 percentage points more than males) chose to remain in school
  • 4.9% of the cohort (788 individuals) entered the labour market, either going into employment or work based training. 1.7 percentage points more males than females chose to enter the labour market (5.8% males and 4.1% females)
  • 1.2% (199 individuals) entered Work Based Training – Non Employed Status
  • 1% of the cohort (153 individuals) entered Work Based Training – Employment Status. A slightly higher proportion of males (1.2%) than females (0.7%) were in this category
  • 2.7% (436 individuals) entered employment outside Government supported funding. 0.9 percentage points more males (3.2%) than females (2.3%) chose this route
  • On the survey date, 1.6% of the cohort (255 individuals), were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET). Males accounted for 54.5% of the total (139 individuals) compared to females at 45.5% (116 individuals)
  • 80.4% of those known not to be in any form of education, employment or training (NEET) were potentially able to enter employment, education or training (205 individuals)
  • Considerably more males who were known to be NEET were potentially able to enter employment, education or training than females (20.9 percentage points more)
  • 19.6% of NEETs (50 individuals) were unable to enter employment, education or WBTYP due to illness, pregnancy etc. Considerably more of the female NEETs (31.0%) than the males NEETs (10.1%) fell into this category
  • There was no response to the survey from 0.7% of the cohort (109 individuals)
  • 0.5% (83 individuals), were shown to have left their local area