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Pupils

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils, after finishing their GCSEs, (a) remained at the same school, (b) went on to a different further education institution and (c) left secondary education, in each of the last five years. [113571]

The table shows the proportion of the year group who, following their completion of compulsory education, (a) remained in the same school, (b) remained in education in a different institution and (c) did not continue in full-time education.

Percentage
199820002002
Same school333332
Further education institution363839
Left education312929

Source:

Youth Cohort Study, Cohorts 9, 10, 11.

Figures are for England and Wales and are taken from the Youth Cohort Study (YCS). The YCS is a biennial survey; data for 1999, 2001 and 2003 are not available.