Year 13 - Summary


Figures are for students aged 17 or 18 typically in the second year of a school sixth form. The survey, providing the destination of these pupils on the 31st October was in respect of 12,744 pupils completing Year 13 in 2016 i.e. the 2016 Year 13 destinations cohort.

  • 46.8% (5,958 individuals) were male and 53.2% (6,786 individuals) were female
  • 81.7% of the cohort (10,409 individuals) went in to some form of continued learning in education or work based training. A higher proportion of the total female cohort were in this category at 83.4% compared to males at 79.7%
  • 79.6% of the cohort (10,145) individuals continued in full time education (FTE). Of those 78.3 % (7,946 individuals) progressed to higher education. This represented 62.4% of the total cohort
  • A significantly higher percentage of females (6.6 percentage points more) progressed to higher education than males i.e. 66.5% of the total female cohort and 57.6% of the total male cohort
  • Of those continuing within further education a lower percentage 8.2% (827 individuals) continued their education in school compared to 11.9% (1,210 individuals) who continued at a further education college. The percentage of the male cohort continuing in FTE, who continued their education in either school or college was higher than that for females (23.5 % and 17.3% respectively)
  • A higher proportion of Year 13 leavers continuing in FTE went into colleges of Further Education compared to 2015. This was true for both males and females. The percentage of male leavers going to FE rose from 12.4% to 12.5%. The percentage of female leavers rose from 11.1% to 11.5%
  • Overall, the percentage of Year 13 leavers continuing in FTE, who remained in Year 14 in school, fell from 10.9% in 2015 to 8.2% in 2016. The percentage of males fell from 14% in 2015 to 11% in 2016. The percentage of females going into Year 14 fell from 8.4% to 5.8%
  • 1.6% (162 individuals) of those continuing in education stated that they were taking a gap year with the intention of going on to higher education the following year
  • Continuing in part time education (16 hours or less a week) was the least popular route at 0.1% of the cohort (19 individuals)
  • 12.1 % (1,547 individuals) entered the labour market either going into employment or work based training. Employment outside of Government supported training was the most popular choice for those not continuing within further or higher education, representing 10.2% of the total cohort (1,302 individuals). 1.5 percentage point more males than females took this route. The percentage of males going into employment fell by 1.8 percentage points from 2015 (12.8% to 11%) whilst the percentage of females fell by 2 percentage points (11.5% to 9.5%)
  • A small proportion of the cohort 0.3% (43 individuals) entered work based training without employed status
  • 1.6% (202 individuals) entered work based learning with employed status. A higher percentage of males (2.1%) than females (1.1%) took this route
  • On the survey date, 3.1% (396 individuals) of the cohort were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET). A higher percentage of males 3.9% (235 individuals) than females 2.4% (161 individuals) were in this category
  • There was no response to the survey from 4.4% of the cohort (564 individuals). 0.6% (73 individuals) of the cohort were shown to have left their local area.