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 courses||3,850||3,970|
|Other further and higher education courses||7,005||9,620|
|Leavers' destinations as a percentage of all leavers1:|
|Degree and teacher training courses||9||10|
|Other further and higher education courses||15||24|
|1 School leavers survey. This is a 10 per cent, sample survey and therefore the data will be subject to sampling error.|