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 2016 was in respect of 14,959 pupils i.e. the 2016 Year 12 destinations cohort.

  • 47.8% (7,144 individuals) were male and 52.2% (7,815 individuals) were female
  • The majority of the cohort, 93.6% (14,007 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 92.8% of male and 94.4% of female pupils
  • The greatest proportion of the cohort, 91.4 % (13,679 individuals) continued in full time education
  • 88.3% of those continuing in full time education (12,073 individuals) continued their education in school and 11.7% continued at a further education college (1,606 individuals)
  • A higher proportion of males (1.6 percentage points more than females) chose to continue their education at colleges of further education
  • A higher proportion of females (1.6% percentage points more than males) chose to remain in school
  • 4.8% of the cohort (718 individuals) entered the labour market, either going into employment or work based training. 1.3 percentage points more males than females chose to enter the labour market (5.5% males and 4.2% females).
  • 1.3% (190 individuals) entered work based training non-employed status
  • 0.7% of the cohort (106 individuals) entered work based training with employed status. A higher proportion of males (1%) than females (0.5%) were in this category
  • 2.8% (422 individuals) entered employment outside Government supported funding. 0.7 percentage points more males (3.2%) than females (2.5%) chose this route
  • On the survey date, 1.2% of the cohort (184 individuals), were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET). Males accounted for 59.2% of the total (109 individuals) compared to females at 40.8% (75 individuals)
  • 66.8% (123 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)
  • Considerably more males, who were known to be NEET, were able to enter EET than females (22.8 percentage points more)
  • 33.2% of NEETs (61 individuals) were unable to enter EET due to illness, pregnancy, or other reasons. Considerably more females who were known to be NEET (46.7%) than males (23.9%) fell into this category
  • There was no response to the survey from 1.7% of the cohort (260 individuals)
  • 0.6% (86 individuals), were shown to have left their local area.