Year 12 - Trends


  • Full time education remains the most popular route across the five year period. There was a 2.2 percentage point increase in 2016 (91.4%) compared to the 2012 figure (89.2%)
  • In 2016, as in previous years, a higher percentage (2.4 percentage points) of females (92.6%) chose to continue in full time education compared to males (90.2%)
  • The proportion of males entering the labour market, either through work based training or employment, continues to be above that for females over the five year period
  • The percentage of those entering work based training – employed status in 2016 (0.7%) decreased slightly from 2015 (1%) and is 0.1 percentage points down across the five year period, having previously remained static at 0.8% from 2012 to 2014 inclusive
  • The percentage of those entering work based training non-employed status increased slightly, by 0.1 percentage points, to 1.3%. However this is a reduction of more than 50% over the five years, from its highest level of 2.7% in 2012
  • In 2016, the percentage of the cohort known to be NEET (1.2%) has decreased in comparison to 2015 (1.6%). Over the five year period leading to 2016, the percentage has decreased 1.5 percentage points from its highest level of 2.7% in 2012. In numerical terms this represents a decrease from 441 individuals who were NEET in 2012 compared to 184 in 2016: a reduction of 257 individuals over the period.
  • Consistently a greater proportion of males than females in the cohort are known to have been NEET over the five year period to 2016. However, over the five year period to 2016 there has been a greater proportionate reduction in the number of males known to be NEET compared with females (a reduction of 1.6 and 1.3 percentage points respectively)
  • The percentage of non-responses has increased by 1 percentage point from 2015 to 1.7%. This is partly due to the new methodology employed for the survey in 2016, as described in the introduction. Overall this means an increase for the five year period of 0.4 percentage points, although it is lower than the highest point, of 1.8% in 2013
  • The percentage recorded as leaving the area was 0.2 percentage points lower at the end of the five year period (0.6%), compared to the peak of 0.8% at the beginning of the period in 2012.

Year 12 Key Destination Trends 2012-2016 (Percentage)


Continuing in
Full time
Education
Continuing in
Part Time
Education
Work Based
Training - Non
Employed
Status
Work Based
Training -
Employment
Status
Employed
- Other
Known not to be
in Education,
Training or
Employment (NEET)
No response
to survey
Left the
area
Total number
in cohort
Male
2016 90.2 0.3 1.3 1.0 3.2 1.5 1.9 0.5 7144
2015 90.9 0.1 1.4 1.2 3.2 1.8 0.8 0.5 7646
2014 90.1 0.1 1.8 1.2 3.2 2.4 0.8 0.4 7971
2013 89.3 0.2 2.1 0.9 2.6 2.5 1.9 0.5 7950
2012 87.7 0.2 2.9 1.1 2.7 3.1 1.4 0.8 8012
Female
2016 92.6 0.1 1.2 0.5 2.5 1.0 1.6 0.6 7815
2015 93.4 0.1 1.1 0.7 2.3 1.4 0.5 0.5 8404
2014 92.8 0.2 1.5 0.5 2.2 1.5 0.7 0.6 8678
2013 91.3 0.2 1.6 0.6 2.0 1.7 1.8 0.7 8444
2012 90.5 0.2 2.5 0.5 2.0 2.3 1.2 0.7 8582
All Pupils
2016 91.4 0.2 1.3 0.7 2.8 1.2 1.7 0.6 14959
2015 92.2 0.1 1.2 1.0 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.5 16050
2014 91.5 0.2 1.7 0.8 2.7 1.9 0.7 0.5 16649
2013 90.3 0.2 1.8 0.8 2.3 2.1 1.8 0.6 16394
2012 89.2 0.2 2.7 0.8 2.3 2.7 1.3 0.8 16594