Chapter 2: School leaver cohort
- Almost two thirds of 2017/18 leavers left in S6.
Information is collected on the destination of school leavers three months after they leave school (initial destination) and again nine months after they leave (follow-up destination). This publication covers the initial destination of all school leavers. Information on the 2017/18 school leavers cohort nine months after they left school will be available in June 2019.
Almost two thirds (62.7 per cent) of 2017/18 school leavers left in S6, a quarter (25.9 per cent) left in S5, and 11.3 per cent left in S4. Around 0.1 per cent left in S3 or another stage. Chart 1 shows the percentage of leavers by stage between 2009/10 and 2017/18.
Chart 1: Percentage of leavers by stage of leaving, 2009/10 to 2017/18
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