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Full Time A Level Learners Aged 16-18 Years Destinations


Full Time A Level Learners Aged 16-18 Years - Destinations (2015-16 Year-End)

2016-17 year-end data will be published in November 2017.

Learner Destinations

All A/AS levels

We gather information on the destination of our completing learners each year via a phone survey conducted a few months after completion of their programme of study. The above charts show the headline destination data for all A level learners completing their studies in 2015-16, followed by an analysis by level.

Overall the survey reported that 372 (98.6%) of completing A/AS level learners progressed to a positive destination of Higher Education (university), education, training or employment.

A levels

AS levels

For A level learners the huge majority (82.7%) choose to continue onto university as we would expect, although this year we have seen an increase in learners choosing to go directly into employment. For AS learners, 84.2% continue with their studies at college, but a number do go directly into employment.

This continues a three year trend of positive destinations for our learners.

All A/AS level destinations by diversity type

Impact on Regional Skills and the Regional Economy

STEM in the curriculum - trend analysis

STEM in the curriculum - trend analysis

The local economy relies on a workforce with high level skills in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The chart above shows the percentage of qualifications completed by A level learners that were in STEM-related subjects. In 2015-16, 308 (64%) of our young people followed STEM programmes of study. There continues to be a very strong STEM provision across Dudley Sixth with the majority of learners choosing subjects in this category.