Data set from Key stage 4 destination measures

Key stage 4 headline data

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National level destinations headline data for students leaving key stage 4 study for different characteristic groups, provider types, and qualification levels.

Data set details

Destination of pupils and students
Key stage 4 destination measures
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of institutions
  • Number of pupils completing key stage 4
  • Sustained education, employment & apprenticeships
Time period

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Table showing first 1 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandProvisional322555063494.189.336.

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 25 variables
Variable nameVariable description
all_notsustNot recorded as a sustained destination
all_unknownActivity not captured
all_workSustained employment destination
appl2Intermediate apprenticeships (level 2)
appl3Advanced and Higher apprenticeships (level 3 and above)


  1. Other education destinations include independent schools, specialist post-16 institutions, special schools and education combination destination.
  2. This includes pupils who were captured in the source data and had some participation in the academic year but did not complete the required six months sustained participation.
  3. The student was not found to have any participation in education, apprenticeship or employment nor recorded as receiving out-of-work benefits at any point in the year. Possible reasons for this could be that the pupil was living, working or studying abroad or was attending a Scottish or Welsh college or school.

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