Academic Year 2018/19

Progression to higher education or training


These statistics show the percentage of level 3 pupils (e.g. those that studied A levels, tech levels and applied general qualifications) continuing to a sustained education or training destination at level 4 or higher (such as degrees, higher apprenticeships and higher national diplomas) in the year after completing 16 to 18 study.

The release also provides information on destination outcomes for different groups of pupils and education providers.

Headline facts and figures - 2018/19

The proportion of level 3 (e.g. A levels, Tech levels, AGQs) students progressing to a sustained level 4 or higher destination was 64%

This was 2 percentage points higher than the previous year's cohort (2015/16). 

Of the 64%, their destinations were as follows:

  • 59% were studying for a degree (a level 6 qualification)
  • 3% were studying a course at level 4 or 5 (e.g. Higher National Certificates and Diplomas)
  • 1% were participating in an apprenticeship at level 4 or higher

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