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Statistics: destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 pupils

Statistics on educational or employment destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 students.

Statistics showing the number of young people going into education, employment or training the year after finishing:

  • key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16)
  • key stage 5 (after A levels or other level 3 qualifications, usually aged 18)

Statistics from May 2010 onwards are available on GOV.UK. You can find our archived statistics on the National Archives. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.

Destinations after key stage 4 and 5

Statistics including information from a data source which gives more complete coverage of participation in employment than the earlier ‘experimental’ destinations data.

  1. Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2016

    • Official Statistics
  2. Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2015 (revised)

    • Official Statistics
  3. Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2015 (provisional)

    • Official Statistics

Destinations: experimental statistical releases

Statistics from 2010 to 2014, when the methodology was under development, providing more limited coverage of participation in employment than the ‘destinations’ data from 2015 onwards.

Improvements to destinations measures

Statistical working papers on the use of new data to improve the coverage and accuracy of destinations measures using the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset.

Published 22 August 2013
Last updated 12 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2016' to the collection.
  2. Added 'Destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 pupils: 2015 (revised)'.
  3. Added 'Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2015 (provisional)'
  4. Added 'Improvements to destinations of key stage 5 students: time series'.
  5. Added 'Improvements to destinations of key stage 5 students: 2014'.
  6. Added 'Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils, 2013 to 2014' to the collection.
  7. Added 'Provisional destinations of key stage 4 and 5 pupils in 2013/14' document to the collection.
  8. Added 'Destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 pupils: 2011 to 2012' to the collection.
  9. First published.