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Year 11 Pupil Destinations from Schools in Wales 2020

Summary

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

Year 11 Overall Figures

Pie chart indicating the number of pupils in each outcome. Full explanation of all data can be found in the table below.
Table showing overall figures of year 11 destinations:
  Male % Female % Other % Total %
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

Full Time Education (FTE)

Table showing analysis of all continuing in Full Time Education:
  Male % Female % Other % Total %
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
Total 13912 100 13940 100 11 100 27863 100

Not in Employment, FTE and Training

Table showing analysis of all known not to be in Employment, FTE or WBTYP (Work Based Training for Young People):
  Male % Female % Other % Total %
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
Total 316 100.0 208 100.0 3 100.0 527 100.0

Ethnicity

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).

Table showing ethnicity by % white, ethnic minority groups and no information on ethnicity:
  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
Unknown 212 0.9 15 0.8 36 0.9 263 0.9
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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