Key Stage 4 destinations

Data on what pupils do after KS4 study

Department for Education publish information about the destinations of pupils a year after the date of Key Stage 4 completion. Key Stage 4 is the two years of school education which incorporate GCSEs, and other examinations, its normally known as Year 10 and Year 11. The latest data is for 2018/19 and focuses on the cohort of pupils who completed Key Stage 4 in 2017/18.

  • About 87% of these pupils in the North East were in sustained education or employment
  • This was slightly lower than the percentage in England (90%)
  • North East pupils were slightly more likely to be apprentices or in employment compared to other English Core City LEPs (see second chart)

Looking at the data available at a Local Authority level, within the North East: 

  • County Durham and Northumberland (85%) had the highest percentage of these pupils in education
  • However in relation to the previous point, the proportions of pupils in education were similar throughout the area (80% to 85%)
  • Sunderland (12%) and South Tyneside (11%) had, respectively, the highest percentages of pupils in apprenticeships and employment.

Key Stage 4 destinations - 2018/19 destinations of 2017/18 leavers

Last updated:
17/02/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Academic Year 2018/19 - Key stage 4 destination measures - https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/key-stage-4-destination-measures

N.B. Sustained means two academic terms in the same circumstance (education, employment or apprenticeship)


Key Stage 4 destinations - 2018/19 destinations of 2017/18 leavers- English Core City LEPs

Last updated:
17/02/2021
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Academic Year 2018/19 - Key stage 4 destination measures - https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/key-stage-4-destination-measures

N.B. Sustained means two academic terms in the same circumstance (education, employment or apprenticeship)