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Year 13 Pupil Destinations from Schools in Wales 2020

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 2020 was in respect of 10,059 pupils completing Year 13 in 2020, that is the 2020 Year 13 destinations cohort.

  • 45.5% were male and 54.5% were female
  • 81.5% of the cohort (8,202 individuals) went into some form of continued learning in education or work-based training. A higher proportion of the total female cohort were in this category (83.3%) compared to males at 79.4%
  • 80.0% of the cohort (8044 individuals) continued in full time education (FTE). Of those 83.3 % (6,703 individuals) progressed directly to higher education. This represented 66.6% of the total cohort
  • 70.8% of the total female cohort progressed directly to higher education and 61.7% of the total male cohort
  • Of those continuing within further education a lower percentage 6.8% (543 individuals) continued their education in school compared to 8.9% (712 individuals) who continued at a further education college. The percentage of the male cohort continuing in FTE, who continued their education in either school or college was higher than that for females (18.9 % and 13.0% respectively)
  • The percentage of Year 13 leavers continuing in FTE, who remained in Year 14 in school, stood at 6.8%. The percentage of males stood at 8.2% in 2020 compared to 5.6% of females
  • 1.1% (86 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 (16 hours or less per week) was the route taken by the fewest number of individuals (16)
  • 11.9 % (1202 individuals) entered the labour market, either going into employment or work-based training. 10.5% (1060 individuals) entered employment outside of Government supported training. 1.4 percentage point more males than females took this route
  • A small proportion of the cohort 0.2% (23 individuals) entered work-based training without employed status
  • 1.2% (119 individuals) entered work-based learning with employed status. A higher percentage of males (1.8%) than females (0.7%) took this route
  • On the survey date, 3.5% (355 individuals) of the cohort were known not to be in any form of education, training, or employment (NEET). A higher percentage of males 4.3% (195 individuals) than females 2.9% (160 individuals) were in this category
  • 0.2% (24 individuals) of the cohort was shown to have left their local area

Year 13 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 year 13 overall figures:
  Male % Female % Other % Total %
Continuing in Full Time Education 3531 77.1 4510 82.3 3 100.0 8044 80.0
Continuing in Part Time Education (less than 16 hours a week) 9 0.2 7 0.1 0 0.0 16 0.2
Work Based Training - non employed status 14 0.3 9 0.2 0 0.0 23 0.2
Work Based Training -employment status 81 1.8 38 0.7 0 0.0 119 1.2
Employed - Other 517 11.3 543 9.9 0 0.0 1060 10.5
Known not to be in Education, Employment or Training 195 4.3 160 2.9 0 0.0 355 3.5
No response to survey 216 4.7 202 3.7 0 0.0 418 4.2
Left the area 15 0.3 9 0.2 0 0.0 24 0.2
Total number in cohort 4578 100 5478 100 3 100 10059 100

Full Time Education (FTE)

Table showing analysis of all continuing in Full Time Education:
  Male % Female % Other % Total %
Continuing to Year 14 in School of 11-18 schools 291 8.2 251 5.6 1 33.3 543 6.8
Year 13 school leavers continuing to colleges of Further Education 377 10.7 335 7.4 0 0.0 712 8.9
Year 13 continuing in Higher Education 2823 79.9 3878 86.0 2 66.7 6703 83.3
Year 13 taking gap year with intention of going to Higher Education 40 1.1 46 1.0 0 0.0 86 1.1
Total 3531 100 4510 100 3 100 8044 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  108 55.4 102 63.8 0 0.0 210 59.2
Unable to enter Employment, Education or WBTYP due to illness, pregnancy and other reasons 87 44.6 58 36.3 0 0.0 145 40.8
Total 195 100 160 100 0 0.0 355 100

Ethnicity

Of those returning information on ethnicity the most popular choice of route across all minority ethnic groups was continuing in full time education at 87.3%. This compared to 79.3% for individuals from a white background.

A higher percentage of those with white backgrounds (5.7 percentage points difference) entered employment outside of Government sponsored training (11.0% of those from a white background compared to 5.3% of those from a minority ethnic background).

There was a difference of 1.2 percentage points between white background and ethnic minority groups entering work-based training–employed status (1.3% and 0.1% respectively).

The proportion of young people from a minority ethnic background who were NEET was lower than that for those with a white background (2.6% compared to 3.6%). This represents 331 individuals from a white background and 22 individuals from a minority ethnic background.

Table showing year 13 destinations by % white, ethnic minority groups and no information on ethnicity:

  White % Minority Ethnic Groups % No information on ethnicity % Total %
Continuing in FT Education (schools and colleges) 7217 79.3 737 87.3 90 81.8 8044 80.0
Continuing in Part Time Education (less than 16 hours a week) 16 0.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 0.2
WBTYP (without employed status) 22 0.2 1 0.1 0 0.0 23 0.2
WBTYP (employed status NT's. MA's and other) 118 1.3 1 0.1 0 0.0 119 1.2
Employment 1004 11.0 45 5.3 11 10.0 1060 10.5
Known not to be in Education, Employment or Training 331 3.6 22 2.6 2 1.8 355 3.5
Unknown 376 4.1 35 4.1 7 6.4 418 4.2
Statutory School leavers who are known to have left the area 21 0.2 3 0.4 0 0.0 24 0.2
Total Number in Cohort 9105 100 844 100 110 100 10059 100
% of Total Cohort   90.5   8.4   1.1   100

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