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School Leaver Attainment

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: June 2017

School Leaver Attainment

The percentage of school leavers gaining one or more qualifications at SCQF level 6 or above (Higher or above) by the time they left school increased from 58.1 per cent in 2013/14, to 60.2 per cent for 2014/15 leavers. Prior to 2009/10, less than half of leavers were attaining one or more qualification at this level. The data available and methodology was updated for 2009/10 to 2014/15 cohorts.


Note: SCQF = Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
SCQF level 6 or above includes Highers and Advanced Highers.
Source: Scottish Government Education Statistics

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