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 2018 was in respect of 12,927 pupils i.e. the 2018 Year 12 destinations cohort.

The non-response rate for Year 12 in 2018 was 2.1 percentage points higher in 2018 compared to 2017 (3.7% (n.482) compared to 1.6% (n.220)). The reason for the rise in the rate of non-respondents is due to it not being possible to agree data-sharing agreements with all FE institutions across the country in time for completion of the survey. This is covered in more detail in the Introduction. This year’s report, therefore, consists of a short summary of the data for 2018 and does not seek to establish any comparability with previous years and will therefore not comment on trends.

  • 47.3% were male and 52.7% (6,810 individuals) were female.
  • The majority of the cohort, 92.7% (11,979 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 91.5% of male and 93.7% of female pupils. All 4 of the clients in the ‘Other’ category returned to full-time education.
  • The greatest proportion of the cohort, 91.1 % (11,778 individuals) continued in full time education.
  • 90.4% of those continuing in full time education (10.646 individuals) continued their education in school and 9.6% continued at a further education college (1,132 individuals).
  • A higher proportion of males (2.8 percentage points more than females) chose to continue their education at colleges of further education.
  • A higher proportion of females (2.8% percentage points more than males) chose to remain in school.
  • 4.1% of the cohort (531 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% males and 3.3% females).
  • 0.8% (97 individuals) entered work based training non-employed status.
  • 0.8% of the cohort (99 individuals) entered work based training with employed status. A higher proportion of males (1.1%) than females (0.4%) were in this category.
  • 2.6% (335 individuals) entered employment outside Government supported funding. 1 percentage point more males (3.1%) than females (2.1%) chose this route.
  • On the survey date, 0.7% of the cohort (90 individuals), were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET). Males accounted for 55,5% of the total (50 individuals) compared to females at 44.4% (40 individuals).
  • 58.9% (53 individuals) of those known not to be in any form of education, employment or training (NEET) were able to enter employment, education or training (EET).
  • 41.1% of NEETs (37 individuals) were unable to enter EET due to illness, pregnancy or other reasons.
  • There was no response to the survey from 3.7% of the cohort (482 individuals)
  • 0.3% (41 individuals), were shown to have left their local area.