Non-continuation overall has increased from 7.4 per cent for entrants in 2014-15 to 7.6 per cent for entrants in 2015-16. This continues the upward trend that started from 2011-12.
This increase is consistent for male and female students as well as for young and mature students.
The gap in non-continuation rates for black students has increased from 10.3 per cent in 2014-15 to 11.4 per cent in 2015-16. Over the same time, the non-continuation rates gap between white and Asian students has increased from 8.8 per cent to 9.4 per cent whilst the rate has remained at 6.9 per cent for white students.
The lowest non-continuation is 3.8 per cent for students who entered with three A-levels. For students with three BTECs the rate is 14.3 per cent. All A-level grades have a non-continuation rate of 7 per cent whilst all BTEC grades have a non-continuation rate between 10 and 21 per cent.
The proportion of students transferring has increased from 2.4 per cent in 2014-15 to 2.6 per cent in 2015-16.
This increase is consistent for young and mature students as well as for male and female students.
The lowest rate of transfer is for students with the International Baccalaureate, at 1.4 per cent, compared to students with three BTECs which have a transfer rate of 4.0 per cent.
The charts on these tabs allow the user to explore the timeseries of changes through the line chart at the top of the page and also to explore the 2015-16 data in more detail in the bar chart below. However, for 2015-16, the entry qualifications have been enhanced to better capture the BTEC entry grades.