A report relating to achievement within further education institutions and school sixth forms for August 2017 to July 2018.

This report contains the second year of experimental statistics and relates to measures of achievement (i.e. learning programme completion and attainment of qualifications) for post-16 learning for school sixth forms and further education institutions.

Key points

General education (programmes focusing on AS/A level and equivalent qualifications)

  • 92% of those who enrolled in 2016/17 completed the year. Around fourth-fifths of these continued onto the second year of the programme.
  • Of those who enrolled in 2016/17, 69% completed the two year programme (in 2017/18) and 62% achieved the equivalent of 3 A levels at grade A*-E.

Vocational programmes (programmes focusing on vocational study)

  • The learning activity success rate for those undertaking vocational programmes in colleges in 2017/18 was 83%.


Consistent performance measures for post-16 learning: achievement and value added, August 2017 to July 2018 (experimental statistics)
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