HC Deb 11 March 1980 vol 980 cc535-6W
Mr. Frank R. White

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the number and percentage of those students leaving secondary schools who have gone on to higher levels of education in each of the last five years.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

The numbers of students who have entered full-time higher and further education direct from Scottish schools in each of the last five years, and their percentage of total school leavers in the preceding academic session, were as follows:

Numbers Percentage
1974–75 19,348 22.8
1975–76 20,859 23.6
1976–77 20,404 22.4
1977–78 21,578 23.6
1978–79 21,433 23.0