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Further Education (Statistics)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of school leavers with five or more higher grade O-level-CSE passes in each local education authority stayed on in full-time education after the minimum school-leaving age.

Information is not available in the form requested. The proportions of maintained school leavers in England with five or more higher grades at O-level-CSE who had either stayed on at school or who had left at the minimum school leaving age, intending to continue full-time education elsewhere, are as follows. The percentages do not include those pupils who left school without five or more higher grade O-level-CSE passes and subsequently achieved this level of qualification, but do include those who achieved this level of qualification at least in part in the sixth form.

Leavers from maintained schools in England with five or more higher grade1 results at O-level or CSE.
Total of leavers aged 152 who intended to pursue full-time courses of further education and leavers aged 16 or over2 as a percentage of all leavers with five or more higher1 grade results at O-level or CSE. Data averaged over the academic years 1982–83 to 1984–85.
Per cent.
Barking80·0
Barnet93·9
Bexley88·3
Brent96·6
Bromley88·5
Croydon91·3
Ealing92·5
Enfield89·2
Haringey89·5
Harrow93·8
Havering87·5
Hillingdon89·9
Hounslow90·2
Kingston-upon-Thames93·4
Merton93·2
Newham85·7
Redbridge87·8
Richmond-upon-Thames92·8
Sutton90·4
Waltham Forest95·6
Ilea91·0
Birmingham85·8
Coventry85·6
Dudley80·7
Sandwell81·7
Solihull89·2
Walsall87·2
Wolverhampton86·0
Knowsley82·5
Liverpool90·9
St. Helens80·7
Sefton89·7
Wirral88·1
Bolton8·30
Bury84·3
Manchester89·8
Oldham78·3
Rochdale78·1
Salford79·9
Stockport84·1
Tameside77·2
Trafford80·2
Wigan81·4
Barnsley83·3
Doncaster86·7
Rotherham78·2
Sheffield87·2
Bradford90·4
Calderdale91·1
Kirklees89·5
Leeds86·9
Wakefield83·7
Gateshead85·8
Newcastle-upon-Tyne90·3
North Tyneside87·7
South Tyneside89·9
Sunderland81·4
Avon86·0
Bedfordshire85·8

Per cent.

Berkshire89·1
Buckinghamshire91·1
Cambridgeshire88·1
Cheshire87·7
Cleveland83·2
Cornwall93·7
Cumbria81·0
Derbyshire84·5
Devon87·4
Dorset89·0
Durham86·3
East Sussex90·1
Essex85·7
Gloucestershire86·5
Hampshire89·2
Hereford and Worcester88·6
Hertfordshire92·0
Humberside84·9
Isle of Wight96·5
Kent92·6
Lancashire82·4
Leicestershire91·6
Lincolnshire89·7
Norfolk86·7
North Yorkshire90·9
Northamptonshire84·9
Northumberland90·8
Nottinghamshire85·2
Oxfordshire89·7
Shropshire89·0
Somerset85·4
Staffordshire83·3
Suffolk83·4
Surrey92·3
Warwickshire87·8
West Sussex92·2
Wiltshire87·6
Total England87·7

1 O-level grades A-C, CSE grade 1.

2 Age at 31 August preceeding the academic year.

Source: School leavers survey. Data subject to sampling error.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the age participation rate or index for 16 to 19-year-olds in full-time education; and what information he has about comparable rates for each member state of the European Community, the United States of America and Japan.

The available information for selected countries is shown in the following table for 16 to 18-year-olds. Rates for part-time students, including the youth training scheme, are also shown where they are available as they form an important element of United Kingdom further education.

Participation in education and training of 16 to 18-year-olds
Full-timePart-time1All education and training
France (1981)58866
Germany (1981)4424084
Italy (1981)481865
Japan34 (1981)69373
Netherlands (1981)702879
United States of America4 (1981)7979
Belgium (1982)n.a.n.a.573
Denmark (1980)n.a.n.a.572
Spain (1980)n.a.n.a.547
United Kingdom6 (1981)323263
(1983)313264

n.a.—not available.

1 Including apprenticeships, YTS and similar schemes.

2 Including compulsory part-time education for the youngest leavers.

3 Estimated; excluding some 18-year-olds in certain vocational training colleges.

4 Including private sector higher education.

5 Estimated; using OECD and SOEC data for individual ages.

6 Excluding private sector full-time further education estimated at 2 per cent. for 16 to 18s. Includes some evening students, allowing for overlap with other types of study. Includes in 1981, YOP, (7 per cent.) and in 1983, YTS, (10 per cent.).

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will publish a list showing the percentage of pupils in each local education authority who (a) stay on to the sixth form and (b) continue full-time education at further education college.

The table shows the percentage of the population aged 16 in full-time education in each local education authority in England in 1985–86. It shows separately those in maintained schools and those in further education establishments.Some 16 per cent. of l6-year-olds also study in FE colleges part-time during the day. Figures for part-time study for individual authorities were published by the Department in "Statistical Bulletin 9/86".

Percentage of the Population aged 16 in Full-Time Education in each Local Education Authority in England showing separately those in Schools and Further Education Colleges
Academic Year 1985–86
Full-time and Sandwich in F.E.Maintained Schools
Barking1320
Barnet1256
Bexley1732
Brent1546
Bromley1539
Croydon1931
Ealing1644
Enfield1536
Haringey1936
Harrow1556
Havering1528
Hillingdon1236
Hounslow1344
Kingston-upon-Thames1942
Merton1640
Newham1827
Redbridge1336
Richmond-upon-Thames601
Sutton1639
Waltham Forest1434
OUTER LONDON BOROUGHS1637
Inner London1432
GREATER LONDON1635
Birmingham1826
Coventry1429
Dudley2914
Sandwell1818
Solihull2424
Walsall1226
Wolverhampton2223
Knowsley1816
Liverpool1228
St. Helens1924

Academic Year 1985–86

Full-time and Sandwich in F.E.

Maintained Schools

Sefton2730
Wirral1731
Bolton1723
Bury1832
Manchester1430
Oldham1519
Rochdale1226
Salford1425
Stockport1729
Tameside1818
Trafford2717
Wigan2420
Barnsley1918
Doncaster1025
Rotherham1621
Sheffield2222
Bradford1031
Calderdale1626
Kirklees1927
Leeds1527
Wakefield2515
Gateshead1218
Newcastle upon Tyne830
North Tyneside1630
South Tyneside1916
Sunderland1521
METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS1724
Avon1928
Bedfordshire1731
Berkshire2133
Buckinghamshire1935
Cambridgeshire2126
Cheshire1929
Cleveland1925
Cornwall (including Isles of Scilly)2728
Cumbria1724
Derbyshire2619
Devon3019
Dorset2024
Durham1820
East Sussex1935
Essex1627
Gloucestershire1628
Hampshire2824
Hereford and Worcester2127
Hertfordshire2134
Humberside1524
Isle of Wight2027
Kent1930
Lancashire2814
Leicestershire1532
Lincolnshire2621
Norfolk2121
North Yorkshire2132
Northamptonshire1726
Northumberland1729
Nottinghamshire1621
Oxfordshire2032
Salop1928
Somerset3516
Staffordshire2022
Suffolk1127
Surrey1644
Warwickshire2725
West Sussex1537
Wiltshire3019

Academic Year 1985–86

Full-time and Sandwich in F.E.

Maintained Schools

NON-METROPOLITAN COUNTIES2126
ENGLAND1927