Figures are for students aged 15 or 16 who were in their final year of statutory education, Year 11 in mainstream and special schools during the 2019-20 academic year. The survey, providing the destination of these pupils on the 31st October 2020 was in respect of 30,811 pupils that is the 2020 Year 11 destinations cohort.
- 51.1% (15,756 individuals) were male and 48.8% (15,039 individuals) were female. 16 pupils (0.05%) identified themselves as ‘Other’
- Most of the cohort, 94.9% (29,245 individuals) went into some form of continued learning in full time education, part time education (16 hours or less a week) or work-based training. This represented 93.6% of males, 96.4% of female pupils and 68.8% of pupils in the Other category
- The greatest proportion of the cohort, 90.4 % (27,863 individuals) continued in full time education
- 54.8% continued at a further education college (15,259 individuals) and 45.2% of those continuing in full time education (12,604 individuals) continued their education in school
- A higher proportion of males (7.2 percentage points more than females) chose to continue their education at further education college
- A higher proportion of females (7.2 percentage points more than males) chose to remain in school
- 6.4% of the cohort (1,964 individuals) entered the labour market, either going into employment or work-based training. More males than females chose to enter the labour market, a differential of 3.3 percentage points (8% males compared to 4.7% females)
- 3.1% (964 individuals) entered work-based training non-employed status
- 1.3% of the cohort (393 individuals) entered work-based training with employed status. A higher proportion of males (2.0%) than females (0.5%) were in this category (a difference of 1.5 percentage points)
- 2% (607 individuals) entered employment outside Government supported funding. More males than females chose this route; a 1.7 percentage point difference
- On the survey date, 1.7% of the cohort (527 individuals), were known not to be in any form of education, training, or employment (NEET). Males accounted for 60% of the total (316 individuals) compared to females at 39.5% (208 individuals). This represents a 20.5 percentage point differential between females and males
- 38.1% (201 individuals) of those known not to be NEET were able to enter employment, education, or training (EET) (as opposed to the 326 (61.9%) individuals who were unable to enter EET due to illness, pregnancy, and other reasons)
- There was no response to the survey from 0.9% of the cohort (263 individuals)
- 0.5% (169 individuals), were shown to have left their local area
|Continuing in Full Time Education||13912||88.3||13940||92.7||11||68.8||27863||90.4|
|Continuing in Part Time Education (less than 16 hours a week)||17||0.1||8||0.1||0||0.0||25||0.1|
|Work Based Training - Non Employed Status||492||3.1||472||3.1||0||0.0||964||3.1|
|Work Based Training - Employment Status||320||2.0||73||0.5||0||0.0||393||1.3|
|Employed - Other||444||2.8||163||1.1||0||0.0||607||2.0|
|Known Not To Be In Education, Employment or Training||316||2.0||208||1.4||3||18.8||527||1.7|
|No Response to Survey||161||1.0||100||0.7||2||12.5||263||0.9|
|Left the Area||94||0.6||75||0.5||0||0.0||169||0.5|
|Total Number in cohort||15756||100.0||15039||100.0||16||100.0||30811||100.0|
|Continuing to Year 12 in School||5790||41.6||6809||48.8||5||45.5||12604||45.2|
|Continuing to Year 12 in Colleges of Further Education||8122||58.4||7131||51.2||6||54.5||15259||54.8|
|Able to enter Employment, Education or WBTYP||122||38.6||79||38.0||0||0.0||201||38.1|
|Unable to enter Employment, Education or WBTYP due to illness, pregnancy and other reasons||194||61.4||129||62.0||3||100.0||326||61.9|
Of those returning information on ethnicity from ethnic minority backgrounds the most popular choice of route across all minority ethnic groups was continuing in full time education at 94.8% (compared with 90.1% for those from white backgrounds).
A higher percentage of those with white backgrounds went into the various labour market categories (6.8%) compared to those from minority ethnic backgrounds (2.2%).
A higher proportion of young people who were NEET came from white backgrounds (1.8% or 446 individuals) compared to individuals from an ethnic minority (0.9% or 17 individuals).
|White||%||Minority Ethnic Groups||%||No information on ethnicity||%||Total||%|
|Continuing in Full Time Education (Schools and Colleges)||22401||90.1||1828||94.8||3634||90.7||27863||90.4|
|Continuing in Part Time Education (Less than 16 hours a week)||20||0.1||1||0.1||4||0.1||25||0.1|
|Work Based Training - Non Employed Status||850||3.4||24||1.2||90||2.2||964||3.1|
|Work Based Training - Employment Status||343||1.4||6||0.3||44||1.1||393||1.3|
|Employed - Other||497||2.0||12||0.6||98||2.4||607||2.0|
|Known Not To Be In Education, Employment or Training||446||1.8||17||0.9||64||1.6||527||1.7|
|Left the Area||106||0.4||25||1.3||38||0.9||169||0.5|
|Total Number in Cohort||24875||100.0||1928||100.0||4008||100.0||30811||100.0|
|% of Total Cohort||80.7||6.3||13.0||100|
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View the overall figures of Year 12 pupil destinations from schools in Wales 2020.
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