HC Deb 19 May 2003 vol 405 cc563-4W
Mr. Gibb

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]

Mr. Miliband

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.

1998 2000 2002
Same school 33 33 32
Further education institution 36 38 39
Left education 31 29 29


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.