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SQA Attainment and School Leaver Qualifications in Scotland: 2006/07

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Table 6: Average tariff score of S4 pupils, by characteristic of pupil: 2006/07

Tariff Score

2006/07 details

2002/03 Average

2003/04 Average

2004/05 Average

2005/06 Average

2006/07 Average

Number of Pupils

Lower
Quartile 1

Middle
Value

Upper
Quartile 2

All pupils

168

170

170

172

171

61,685

116

172

230

Gender

Male

159

162

161

164

164

31,388

109

164

222

Female

177

178

178

180

179

30,297

124

182

238

Ethnic Background

White - UK

170

171

171

173

171

57,629

117

172

230

White - Other

166

169

168

174

179

567

119

186

248

Mixed

196

202

192

187

190

357

142

194

244

Asian - Indian

191

214

182

191

195

168

142

191

248

Asian - Pakistani

163

170

171

174

172

704

120

170

226

Asian - Bangladeshi

154

179

162

176

183

31

127

184

230

Asian - Chinese

211

225

209

214

224

180

169

236

284

Asian - Other

182

178

169

178

173

147

102

176

244

Black - Caribbean

136

165

129

124

85

10

11

103

152

Black - African

158

182

163

169

166

111

122

158

216

Black - Other

125

159

158

145

152

25

90

163

204

All Other Categories 3

155

156

156

149

146

218

75

140

222

Not known/ disclosed

141

132

135

140

146

1,538

87

150

204

National Identity

Scottish

##

177

174

175

173

45,615

120

175

232

English

##

184

179

170

172

1,485

114

176

242

Northern Irish

##

178

156

162

181

52

126

175

244

Welsh

##

209

178

168

171

65

104

186

238

British

##

174

174

178

176

9,101

119

178

238

Irish

##

##

##

171

187

14

136

201

222

Other

##

147

153

165

162

908

98

161

229

Not known/ disclosed

##

138

136

142

137

4,445

76

139

194

Gaelic

Gaelic medium education

##

##

##

201

197

85

148

212

244

Not Gaelic medium education

##

##

##

172

171

61,600

116

172

230

Asylum Status

Asylum Seeker

##

123

131

142

149

93

88

148

208

Refugee

##

109

118

139

123

49

67

133

172

None

##

170

170

172

171

61,543

116

172

230

Urban/Rural Location of School

Large urban areas

160

163

161

166

165

21,256

108

164

225

Other urban areas

167

168

168

170

167

21,178

113

170

226

Accessible small towns

180

184

181

182

181

7,940

128

182

240

Small remote towns

180

178

181

180

184

3,426

130

185

244

Accessible rural areas

171

175

178

178

179

5,968

126

182

238

Remote rural areas

188

189

189

189

193

1,917

146

194

247

Deprivation ( SIMD 2006 rankings) 4

Most deprived 15%

121

120

120

125

124

10,050

72

124

174

Other 85%

178

180

180

181

181

51,243

127

182

238

Free School Meal Entitlement

Not registered for free school meals

178

180

180

182

181

53,298

128

182

238

Registered for free school meals

110

111

110

112

111

8,387

55

109

160

Age 5

Over 15

133

133

137

141

143

3,476

76

144

207

15

169

171

171

173

173

57,947

118

174

232

Under 15

195

206

214

214

210

262

161

216

264

Pupils with a Disability 6

##

##

##

93

104

711

35

98

153

Additional Support Needs ( ASN) 7

No additional support needs

170

173

173

176

175

58,967

122

176

233

Additional support needs

78

78

81

81

83

2,718

30

78

123

Looked After Status 8

Not looked after

169

171

171

173

173

60,842

118

174

232

Looked after at home

65

41

42

48

45

469

0

16

81

Looked after away from home

50

70

68

70

78

374

22

70

115

Looked After and ASN Status

Not looked after without ASN

171

174

174

177

176

58,336

123

177

234

Not looked after with ASN

81

81

84

85

87

2,506

35

82

126

Looked after without ASN

64

63

58

66

65

631

3

46

109

Looked after with ASN

30

32

39

35

44

212

0

30

74

Notes
1 A quarter of the pupils attained a score at or below this level
2 A quarter of the pupils attained a score at or above this level
3 Includes: Occupational Traveller, Gypsy/Traveller, Other Traveller and 'Other' Categories
4 Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation ( SIMD) rankings of pupil's home address Categories do not add up to 61,685 due to missing addresses
5 Age is calculated in relation to March 1 of the relevant year.
6 Data on pupils with a disability is incomplete (see background note 4.3) and these figures may not show a representative sample of all pupils with a disability. Includes declared or assessed disabled.
7 The way additional support needs information is collected is being changed (see background note 4.5 Pupils may have more than one reason for support.
8 Data on looked after children is incomplete (see background note 4.4) and these figures may not show a representative sample of all looked after children
## Data not available for these years
Averages calculated from small numbers should be treated with caution and are likely to fluctuate year on year