§ Mr. Frank R. White
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the number and percentage of those students 536W 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