Year 13 - Trends


  • Continuing in full time education remains the most popular route for Year 13 school leavers over the five year period. The percentage of students choosing this route has remained similar over the five year period. (78.8% - 79.6%)
  • More females chose to continue in full time education compared to males (4.7 percentage points more at 81.8% and 77.1% respectively). This reflects the trend over the five year period for a consistently higher percentage of females than males to continue in full time education
  • Of those continuing in education, the percentage continuing to study in a further education college decreased over the five year period from 14.1% in 2011 to 11.7% in 2015. The numbers continuing to study at Year 14 in school has been more variable with a percentage point difference of 4.4 over the period, from 15.3% in 2011, which was also the highest point, to 10.9% in 2015 (although the lowest point was 9.7% in 2014)
  • 10,390 students continued in full time education. 76.2% of these progressed on to higher education. This was 0.3 percentage points down on the 2014 figure. Over the five year period, though, there has been an overall increase of 7.2 percentage points from the 69% recorded in 2011
  • Out of the whole Year 13 cohort of 13,048 students, 7,918 progressed on to Higher Education. This represents a decrease of 0.2 percentage points in 2015 (60.7%) compared to 2014 (60.9%), but an increase of 5.9 percentage points over the five year period, from the lowest point of 54.8% in 2011
  • Higher education has consistently been a more popular choice with females over the five years compared to males. In 2015 the gap between males and females going to Higher education widened from 5.3 to 8.7 percentage points. This was due to a 1.3 percentage point rise of females going on to HE and a fall of 2.1 percentage points in males going to HE
  • The proportion taking a gap year rose slightly from 0.9% in 2014 to 1% in 2015. This figure has remained reasonably stable over the last 5 years but does represent a drop of 0.3 percentage points on the 2011 figure (1.3%). Over five years the figure is down for both males and females (males from 1.1% to 0.7%; females from 1.4% to 1.2%)
  • Overall the numbers entering the labour market (either training in the workplace or employment) have been increasing over the five year period rising from 10.7% in 2011 to 14.5% in 2015. It has been a consistently more popular choice with males than females over the period
  • Of those entering the labour market, the numbers entering employment outside of Government supported funding has increased over the five year period by 2.8 percentage points and has consistently been the second most popular choice (next to continuing in education) over the period. The percentage of males selecting this route over the five year period compared to females has been consistently higher (with the exception of 2012 when more females than males were in this category)
  • The numbers entering work based training have increased more slowly – a rise of 1 percentage point in the five year period, from 1.4% in 2011 to 2.4% in 2015. The numbers for both male and female have been consistently well below the numbers entering employment
  • 2014 saw a significant reduction of 1.1 percentage points in the proportion of the cohort known to be NEET. There has been a reduction in the NEET figure over the five year period – from 6.4% in 2011 to 3.8% in 2015. The proportion of males known to be NEET remains consistently above the proportion of females (4.5% males and 3.1% females in 2015) although the difference between males and females reduced in 2015 compared to 2014 (a 1.4 percentage point difference in 2015 compared to a difference of 1.5 in 2014)
  • The proportion of non-responses in 2015 (1.2%) is down by 0.1 percentage points on the 2014 figure (1.3%), the lowest it has been in the five year period
  • The percentage recorded as leaving the area remains static at 0.7% and has remained under 1% over the five year period

Year 13 Key Destination Trends 2011-2015 (Percentage)


Continuing in Full time
Education
Continuing in Part Time
Education
Going into Higher
Education
Taking a Gap
Year
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
2015 77.1 0.2 56 0.7 0.6 2.7 12.8 4.5 1.3 0.7 6021
2014 77.7 0.3 58 0.8 0.5 2 11.6 5.7 1.4 0.8 6092
2013 76.4 0.3 56.2 1 0.7 2.3 10.8 5.8 3 0.9 5910
2012 76.9 0.4 51.4 1 0.7 2 9.5 6.1 3.5 0.8 5950
2011 76.8 0.2 51.3 1 0.5 1.6 10 7.2 3 0.6 6148
Female
2015 81.8 0.2 64.7 1.2 0.4 1.2 11.5 3.1 1.1 0.6 7027
2014 81.2 0.4 63.4 1 0.4 1.3 10.7 4.2 1.3 0.6 6841
2013 81.1 0.2 62.2 1.3 0.3 0.8 10.5 3.7 2.7 0.7 6804
2012 80.3 0.3 60 1.4 0.7 0.8 10.1 4.3 2.7 0.8 7127
2011 81.6 0.2 57.7 1.4 0.4 0.5 8.6 5.8 2.5 0.5 7051
All Pupils
2015 79.6 0.2 60.7 1 0.5 1.9 12.1 3.8 1.2 0.7 13048
2014 79.6 0.4 60.9 0.9 0.4 1.6 11.1 4.9 1.3 0.7 12933
2013 78.9 0.3 59.4 1.2 0.5 1.5 10.6 4.7 2.9 0.8 12714
2012 78.8 0.3 56 1.1 0.7 1.3 9.8 5.1 3.1 0.8 13077
2011 79.4 0.2 54.8 1.2 0.4 1 9.3 6.4 2.8 0.5 13199