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Educational attainment of young people by age 19

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  • Release date: 20 February 2014
  • Period covered: 2010/11
A report which includes information by age, gender, year of attainment and qualifcation type.

Key points

Persons aged 19 in 2010/11

  • 95 per cent had attained the level 1 threshold, 78 per cent had level 2 and 53 per cent had level 3.
  • Level 2 attainment increased by 22 percentage points between ages 15 and 19. Level 3 attainment increased by 15 percentage points between ages 17 and 19.
  • Level 1 and 2 attainment at each age from 15 to 19 was generally higher for subsequent cohorts.
  • The proportion of females achieving each level was higher than for males at all ages, although the size of this gap decreased as age increased.
  • Most of level 1 and 2 attainment by age 15 was through academic qualifications, while for post-16 it was vocational. Most of level 3 attainment by age 19 was through level 3 general qualifications.
  • Post-16 attainment of levels 1 and 2 through vocational routes was slightly higher for males than for females.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5378
Email: post16ed.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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