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School Leavers Oral Question, 24/06/15 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 24 June 2015 Richard Lyle (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what proportion of young people who left school in 2013-14 went on to positive destinations and what those destinations were.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, replied that a record 91.7 per cent of young people leaving school in 2013-14 in Scotland were in a positive follow-up destination in March 2015. Those in positive follow-up destinations include school leavers who are in employment and undertaking modern apprenticeships, and school leavers who are participating in higher education, further education, training, voluntary work or activity agreements approximately nine months after leaving school.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 24 June 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 24 June 2015