Post-16 learning starts and outcomes by learners' ethnic group, for vocational programmes and general education programmes (including A Levels) in school sixth forms and further education colleges, and for apprenticeships or adult learning courses, between August 2017 and July 2021.
This report sets out the baseline statistics on post-16 learning for learners with different ethnic backgrounds so that inequalities can be identified and monitored going forward. It brings together both new and previously published statistics.
- Year 11 students with Gypsy, Traveller or Irish Traveller backgrounds were less likely to continue onto post-16 learning than other ethnic groups.
- For most other minority ethnic groups participation was close to, or above, the Wales average.
- Work based learning is less ethnically diverse than other areas of post-16 learning.
- Learners with Black, Asian, or other Minority Ethnic backgrounds were generally less likely to be in sustained employment after leaving post-16 learning.
- Learners with Bangladeshi; White and Black African; White and Caribbean; White and Asian; and any Other backgrounds all have lower achievement rates at A level than others.
- Male learners with Black, African, Caribbean, or Black British backgrounds have the lowest grade outcomes at A level of any gender / ethnic group combination.
Post-16 learning statistics by learners' ethnic group, August 2017 to July 2021 , file type: PDF, file size: 799 KB
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Post-16 learning statistics by learners' ethnic group, August 2017 to July 2021 , file type: ODS, file size: 158 KB
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