Education Destination Measures were published for the first time on 17 July 2012. The measures show the percentage of students continuing their education in school, further education or sixth-form college or higher education institution, and the percentage training through an apprenticeship or work-based learning.
The data were published as a Statistical First Release (experimental statistics), available online.
The headline data at national level (England) show that:
The publication also includes local and institutional level data.
To assist with evaluation of the data, people accessing the data were asked to complete a short questionnaire. A report setting out the outcomes of the evaluation and the action we are taking is now available.
We have introduced two destination measures which show the destinations of young people the year after KS4 or taking A level or equivalent qualifications.
The measures are based on participation in education or training in all of the first two terms (defined as October to March) of the year after the young person left KS4 or took A level or equivalent qualifications.
We have made it very clear that we want to put more information into the public domain so that parents and students can make informed choices about the performance of schools and colleges in their area. The Destination Measures provide clear and comparable information on the success of schools and colleges in helping all their students take qualifications that offer them the best opportunity to continue in education or training. They will also encourage schools and colleges to support and prepare their students to take up education or training which offers good long term prospects.
Destination Measures are being introduced in two phases:
Questions, feedback and comments on the Destination Measures can be sent to us via the email address on this page.
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