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Pupils leaving full-time education with no qualifications, 2012/13

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Welsh Government
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Abstract

SDR 209/2013 Pupils leaving full-time education with no qualifications, 2012/13 Pupils leaving full-time education with no qualifications, 2012/13 This Statistical First Release presents the results of an annual survey of schools in Wales which was established to monitor progress against Welsh Government performance indicator EDU/002. This survey reports on pupils in the final year of compulsory education (i.e. those aged 15 at the beginning of the academic year on 31/08/2012). For explanations of this indicator please see the Notes section. This includes information on the definitions of recognised qualifications and permitted pupil destinations. Key results The number of pupils leaving full time education without a recognised qualification continues to fall – 0.3 per cent of pupils aged 15 left full time education without a recognised qualification. In 2012/13, 117 15-year-olds left full time education without a recognised qualification. This is lower than the 2011/12 total of 152 (Table 1); Expressed as a percentage of the cohort 0.3 per cent of pupils left full time education without a recognised qualification in 2012/13, 0.1 percentage points lower than in 2011/12 (Table 1); A greater percentage of males than females left without a qualification: 0.4 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively (Table 1). Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Powys, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire reported no 15 year olds leaving full time education without a recognised qualification and Flintshire, Blaenau Gwent and Cardiff had the highest percentage with 0.7 per cent each (Table 2). Chart 1: Number of pupils aged 15 leaving full time education without a recognised qualification 833 807 682 608 333 292 221 152 117 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 Girls Boys Statistician: Stephen Hughes Tel: 029 2082 5056

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