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 12.9% in 2012 to 11.9% in 2016. The numbers continuing to study at Year 14 in school have declined over the period, with a percentage point difference of 6.3 from 14.5% in 2012, to 8.2% in 2016
  • The proportion of students continuing in full time education who progressed on to higher education (HE) at 78.3% was 2.1 percentage points up on the 2015 figure of 76.2%. Over the five year period there has been an overall increase of 7.2 percentage points from the 71.1% recorded in 2012
  • The proportion of the Year 13 cohort as a whole who progressed on to HE has increased by 1.7 percentage points in 2016 (62.4%) compared to 2015 (60.7%). This is the highest recorded figure in the five year period (the lowest being 56% in 2012)
  • HE has consistently been a more popular choice with females over the five years compared to males. In 2016 the gap between males and females going to HE widened from 8.7 to 8.9 percentage points. This was due to a 1.8 percentage point rise of females going on to HE and a 1.6 percentage points rise in males going to HE
  • The proportion taking a gap year rose slightly from 1% in 2015 to 1.3% in 2016. This figure has remained reasonably stable over the last 5 years but does represent a rise of 0.2 percentage points on the 2012 figure (1.1%). Over five years the figure is down for females (from 1.4% to 1.2%) but up for males (1% to 1.3%)
  • Overall, the proportion of Year 13 leavers entering the labour market, either training in the workplace or employment, has increased over the five year period, rising from 11.9% in 2012 to 12.1% in 2016. 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 0.4 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 decreased – a fall of 0.2 percentage points in the five year period, from 2.1% in 2012 to 1.9% in 2016. The numbers for both male and female have been consistently well below the numbers entering employment
  • 2016 saw a significant reduction of 0.7% 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 5.1% in 2012 to 3.1% in 2016. The proportion of males known to be NEET remains consistently above the proportion of females (3.9% males and 2.4% females in 2016). The difference between males and females increased slightly in 2016 compared to 2015 (a 1.5 percentage point difference in 2016 compared to 1.4 in 2015)
  • The proportion of non-responses in 2016 (4.4% ) is up by 3.2 percentage points on the 2015 figure (1.2%), the highest it has been in the five year period
  • The percentage recorded as leaving the area fell 0.1 percentage points to 0.6% and has remained under 1% over the five year period

Year 13 Key Destination Trends 2012-2016 (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
2016 77.1 0.2 57.6 1.3 0.4 2.1 11.0 3.9 4.7 0.6 5958
2015 77.1 0.2 56.0 0.7 0.6 2.7 12.8 4.5 1.3 0.7 6021
2014 77.7 0.3 58.0 0.8 0.5 2.0 11.6 5.7 1.4 0.8 6092
2013 76.4 0.3 56.2 1.0 0.7 2.3 10.8 5.8 3.0 0.9 5910
2012 76.9 0.4 51.4 1.0 0.7 2.0 9.5 6.1 3.5 0.8 5950
Female
2016 81.8 0.1 66.5 1.2 0.3 1.1 9.5 2.4 4.2 0.5 6786
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 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 60.0 1.4 0.7 0.8 10.1 4.3 2.7 0.8 7127
All Pupils
2016 79.6 0.1 62.4 1.3 0.3 1.6 10.2 3.1 4.4 0.6 12744
2015 79.6 0.2 60.7 1.0 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 56.0 1.1 0.7 1.3 9.8 5.1 3.1 0.8 13077