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 2017 was in respect of 13,857 pupils i.e. the 2017 Year 12 destinations cohort.

  • 47.4% (6570 individuals) were male and 52.6% (7,284 individuals) were female. 3 pupils identified themselves as ‘Other’.
  • The majority of the cohort, 94.1% (13,043 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 93.1% of male and 95% of female pupils. 2 of the 3 clients in the ‘Other’ category returned to full-time education
  • The greatest proportion of the cohort, 92.2 % (12,771 individuals) continued in full time education.
  • 88.1% of those continuing in full time education (11,247 individuals) continued their education in school and 11.9% continued at a further education college (1524 individuals).
  • A higher proportion of males (3.4 percentage points more than females) chose to continue their education at colleges of further education.
  • A higher proportion of females (3.4% percentage points more than males) chose to remain in school.
  • 4.6% of the cohort (640 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 (5.5% males and 3.8% females).
  • 1% (142 individuals) entered work based training non-employed status.
  • 0.8% of the cohort (115 individuals) entered work based training with employed status. A higher proportion of males (1.2%) than females (0.5%) were in this category.
  • 2.8% (383 individuals) entered employment outside Government supported funding. 0.9 percentage points more males (3.2%) than females (2.3%) chose this route. One pupil who identified as Other also went into employment outside Government supported funding.
  • On the survey date, 1% of the cohort (140 individuals), were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET). Males accounted for 63% of the total (88 individuals) compared to females at 37% (52 individuals).
  • 60% (84 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).
  • More males, who were known to be NEET, were able to enter EET than females (9.8 percentage points more).
  • 40% of NEETs (56 individuals) were unable to enter EET due to illness, pregnancy or other reasons. More females who were known to be NEET (46.2%) than males (36.4%) fell into this category.
  • There was no response to the survey from 1.6% of the cohort (220 individuals)
  • 0.5% (71 individuals), were shown to have left their local area.