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The benefits of Gatsby Benchmark achievement for post-16 destinations

09 Jun 2021

This report presents quantitative analysis relating the level of Gatsby Benchmark achievement reported by English schools in 2017/18 to the education, employment, or training destinations sustained by their Year 11 leavers during 2018/19. 

The findings show that as careers provision in schools improves, young people are more likely to achieve sustained destinations with benefits for them personally, for employers and for the exchequer. In the most disadvantaged schools, the benefits of strong careers provision are particularly strong.

The analysis was re-run on the 2016/17 - 2018/19 cohorts and found a similar relationship. A technical note explains the methodology, findings, limitations and potential further investigations.

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Find out more about the benefits of Gatsby Benchmark achievement for post-16 destinations.

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Update: Technical note

Read further analysis on post-16 destinations for the 2016/17 to 2018/19 cohorts.

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