Local authority data
Local authority data:
17 July 2012
These are experimental statistics.
This statistical release on education destination measures shows the percentage of students progressing to further learning in a school, further education or sixth-form college, apprenticeship, work-based learning provider or higher education institution. There are 2 destination measures being introduced to show the destinations of young people the year after key stage 4 (KS4) and the year after taking A level or equivalent qualifications (KS5):
- The KS4 measure is based on activity at academic age 16 (ie the year after the young person finished compulsory schooling).
- The KS5 measure is based on activity in the year after the young person took their A level or equivalent qualifications.
To be included in the measure, young people have to show sustained participation in an education destination in all of the first 2 terms of the year after they completed KS4 or took A level or equivalent qualifications. The first 2 terms are defined as October to March.
The statistics are published as Experimental Statistics and do not display the National Statistics logo. They are still being evaluated and remain subject to further testing to determine their reliability and ability to meet customer needs. The figures should be treated with caution as this is the first year for which such data has been produced. As improvements are made to the methodology, data quality will be assessed to establish whether the statistics meet the quality standards for National Statistics.
- 85% of young people were recorded as being in a sustained education destination in the year after KS4.
- 64% of young people were recorded as being in sustained education in the year after they took their A level or equivalent qualifications (KS5).