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 2015, was in respect of 13,048 pupils completing Year 13 in 2015 i.e. the 2015 Year 13 destinations cohort.

  • 46.1% (6,021 individuals) were male and 53.9% (7,027 individuals) were female
  • 82.3% of the cohort (10,734 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 83.6% compared to males at 80.7%
  • 79.6% of the cohort (10,390) individuals continued in full time education. Of those 76.2 % (7,918 individuals) progressed to higher education. This represented 60.7% of the total cohort
  • A significantly higher percentage of females (8.7 percentage points more) progressed to higher education than males i.e. 64.7% of the total female cohort and 56% of the total male cohort
  • Of those continuing within further education a lower percentage 10.9% (1,132 individuals) continued their education in school compared to 11.7% (1,211 individuals) who continued at a further education college. The percentage of the male cohort continuing their education in either school or college was higher than females (26.4 % and 19.5% respectively)
  • Fewer Year 13 leavers went into FE colleges compared to 2014. This was true for both males and females. The percentage of male leavers going to FE fell from 10.2% to 9.5%. The percentage of female leavers fell from 10% to 9.1%
  • The percentage of male leavers remaining in Year 14 in school rose from 8.7% in 2014 to 10.8% in 2015. The percentage of females going into Year 14 remained static at 6.8%
  • 1.2% (129 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 (less than 16 hours per week) was the least popular route at 0.2% of the cohort (30 individuals)
  • 14.5% (1,892 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 12.1% of the total cohort (1,578 individuals). 1.3 percentage points more males than females took this route. The percentage of males going into employment rose by 1.2 percentage points from 2014 (11.6% to 12.8%) whilst the percentage of females rose 0.8 percentage points (10.7% to 11.5%)
  • A small proportion of the cohort 0.5% (69 individuals) entered Work Based Training – Non Employed Status
  • 1.9% (245 individuals) entered Work Based Training – Employment Status. A higher percentage of males (2.7%) than females (1.2%) took this route
  • On the survey date, 3.8% (490 individuals) of the cohort were known not to be in any form of education, training or employment (NEET). A higher percentage of males 4.5% (269 individuals) than females 3.1% (221 individuals) were in this category
  • There was no response to the survey from 1.2% of the cohort (159 individuals)
  • 0.7% (87 individuals) of the cohort were shown to have left their local area