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Longer term destinations follow pupils who were at the end of key stage 4 and reports their sustained destinations 1, 3 and 5 years after they finish compulsory schooling in year 11.
This release follows the cohort leaving key stage 4 in the 2012/13 academic year.
Headline facts and figures - 2017/18
Longer term destinations are experimental statistics which aim to help users understand the bigger picture of destination outcomes for all students.
This publication reports on students who completed key stage 4 in the 2012/13 academic year.
- In the destination year 2013/14, the students are aged 16 and 17 and entering year 12, their first year of sixth-form or post-16 education or training.
- In the destination year 2015/16, the students are aged 18 and 19 and entering their first year of higher education or continuing post-16 education or training.
- In the destination year 2017/18, the students are aged 20 and 21 and entering their third year of higher education or continuing post-16 education or training.
Of the cohort, 87% remained in education 1 year after key stage 4, 49% remained 3 years after and 41% 5 years after.
1 year after leaving key stage 4
Just over half (52%) of those leaving key stage 4 progressed to school sixth forms or sixth form colleges 1 year after, a further 34% went to into further education, 1% into employment and 4% into apprenticeships.
3 years after leaving key stage 4
Over one quarter (28%) were in a sustained higher education destination 3 years after leaving key stage 4 and 23% were in employment. The number of those in sustained apprenticeships more than doubled (11%) from 1 year after to 3 years after leaving key stage 4.
5 years after leaving key stage 4
The percentage of the cohort that was in sustained higher education and employment destination 5 years after key stage 4 (39% and 34%) were both 11 percentage points higher than 3 years after key stage 4 (28% and 23%). The number of those in a sustained apprenticeship 5 years after leaving key stage 4 (6%) was also lower than 3 years after (11%).
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If you have a specific enquiry about Longer term destinations statistics and data:
Telephone: Jan Hegenbart
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020 7783 8300
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037 0000 2288
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