Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (213, 214)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

213. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of young persons who left second-level education in the each of the years 2013 to 2017, in tabular form. [52159/18]

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Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

214. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of young persons who left second-level education without completing upper secondary level education in each of the years 2013 to 2017, in tabular form. [52160/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 213 and 214 together.

The information requested by the Deputy is available in the attached table. The Department publishes information on second level retention rates by cohort - the latest information available is for the cohort of pupils who entered second level education in 2011 and were due to complete the Leaving Certificate in June of 2016 or 2017, depending on whether they completed Transition Year.

Further information on school retention rates is available in the retention reports on the Department's website, available at the following link:

www.education.ie/en/Publications/Statistics/Statistical-Reports/Other-Statistical-Reports.html.

Cohort

Milestone

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Entrants to First Year of Junior Cycle

55223

56075

58088

59221

59641

First Year Entrants who did not enter Second Year of Junior Cycle (non cumulative)

607

449

465

474

494

First Year Entrants who did not enter Third Year of Junior Cycle (non cumulative)

497

505

407

474

428

First Year Entrants who did not sit the Junior Certificate (non cumulative)

607

785

1046

592

544

First Year Entrants who did not entered First Year of Senior Cycle (non cumulative)

1270

1290

813

1244

1047

First Year Entrants who did not enter Second Year of Senior Cycle (non cumulative)

1988

1738

1917

2014

1907

First Year Entrants who did not sit the Leaving Certificate (non cumulative)

497

505

1046

415

579

First Year Entrants who sat the Leaving Certificate

49756

50804

52395

54010

54642

Each cohort refers to the percentage of entrants to Junior Cycle in a given year who completed second level with a Leaving Certificate including those who left the state-aided system to complete their Leaving Certificate in a private institution and also factors in those students who left the country or died in the period under consideration. Educational pathways outside the publicly aided school system such as Youthreach and apprenticeship training are not taken into account.

For Further Information go to

http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Statistics/Statistical-Repor-ts/Other-Statistical-Reports.html

See Background Notes