Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels - High Level Summary
The new Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) return collects data each year from for all pupils in Primary 1, Primary 4, Primary 7 and Secondary 3 in publicly funded primary and secondary schools, and for all pupils based in special schools/units. This return measures national performance in aspects of literacy (i.e. reading, writing, and listening and talking) and numeracy, and reports on the proportion of pupils who have achieved the expected CfE level, based on teacher professional judgements, relevant to their stage. The information was based on teacher professional judgements as at June 2016.
Chart: percentage of pupils achieving expected CfE levels, 2015/16
The proportion of pupils achieving the CfE level relevant for their stage is generally highest for listening and talking and lowest for writing across all primary and secondary stages.
The proportion of pupils achieving the CfE level relevant for their stage falls throughout the primary stages.
The proportion of S3 pupils achieving CfE Third Level or better is between 84 and 87 per cent for each curriculum area (i.e. reading, writing, listening and talking, and numeracy).
For each curriculum area, a higher proportion of pupils living in the least deprived areas achieve the CfE level relevant to their stage compared to pupils living in the most deprived areas (i.e. there is an attainment ‘gap’).
More detailed information, including results by local authority, gender, ASN, EAL and ethnic background can be found at here.