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 11,736 pupils completing Year 13 in 2017 i.e. the 2017 Year 13 destinations cohort.

  • 47% (5522 individuals) were male and 53% (6,213 individuals) were female. One individual client identified themselves as ‘Other’.
  • 82.3% of the cohort (9,656 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 (83.8%) compared to males at 80.5%.
  • 79.7% of the cohort (9348) individuals continued in full time education (FTE). Of those 79.6 % (7440 individuals) progressed to higher education. This represented 63.4% of the total cohort.
  • A significantly higher percentage of females (10.0 percentage points more) progressed to higher education than males i.e. 68.1% of the total female cohort and 58.1% of the total male cohort.
  • Of those continuing within further education a lower percentage 8.2% (766 individuals) continued their education in school compared to 11.6% (1084 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 (23.9 % and 16.3% respectively).
  • A smaller proportion of Year 13 leavers continuing in FTE went into colleges of Further Education compared to 2016 (11.6% compared to 11.9%). For males, the proportion rose from 12.5% in 2016 to 13.2% in 2017, whereas for females the percentage fell from 11.5% in 2016 to 10.2% in 2017.
  • Overall, the percentage of Year 13 leavers continuing in FTE, who remained in Year 14 in school, remained unchanged at 8.2% from 2016. The percentage of males fell from 11% in 2016 to 10.7% in 2017. The percentage of females going into Year 14 rose from 5.8% in 2016 to 6.1% in 2017.
  • 0.6% (58 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 per week) was the least popular route at 0.2% of the cohort (27 individuals)
  • 13.2 % (1553 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 10.8% of the total cohort (1,272 individuals). 1.5 percentage point more males than females took this route. The percentage of males going into employment rose by 0.6 percentage points from 2016 (11% to 11.6%) whilst the percentage of females rose by 0.6 percentage points (9.5% to10.1%).
  • A small proportion of the cohort 0.3% (36 individuals) entered work based training without employed status.
  • 2.1% (245 individuals) entered work based learning with employed status. A higher percentage of males (3.1%) than females (1.2%) took this route.
  • On the survey date, 2.6% (309 individuals) of the cohort were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET). A higher percentage of males 3.2% (176 individuals) than females 2.1% (133 individuals) were in this category.
  • There was no response to the survey from 3.7% of the cohort (436 individuals).
  • 0.5% (63 individuals) of the cohort was shown to have left their local area.