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Higher Education Students

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the number and percentage of those students leaving secondary schools who have gone on to higher levels of education in each of the last five years.

The information is as follows:

Number
1973–74 (estimated)3,857
1974–753,765
1975–763,718
1976–773,694
1977–783,913
Percentage of school leavers*
1973–74 (estimated)16·5
1974–7515·5
1975–7615·0
1976–7714·3
1977–7814·7
* as a percentage of all pupils leaving school that year, including 15-year-olds who transfer to further education colleges for their last year of compulsory school attendance.