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Further And Higher Education

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many school leavers in Wales in total and in percentage terms entered (a) further and (b) higher education in 1979, 1988 and 1989.

The latest available data on the first destination of school leavers are for the academic year 1987–88. They are not however available in the form requested. The following table gives the number and percentages of school leavers entering degree and teacher training courses and other further and higher education.

Number of school leavers with intended destination1:
Degree and teacher training courses3,8503,970
Other further and higher education courses7,0059,620
Leavers' destinations as a percentage of all leavers1:
Degree and teacher training courses910
Other further and higher education courses1524
1 School leavers survey. This is a 10 per cent, sample survey and therefore the data will be subject to sampling error.