Four surveys – focussing on mainstream primary and secondary schools, local authorities, and special schools – were sent to local authority officers with responsibility for languages in the 32 authorities. The surveys were completed by schools, results collated by local authority officers and returned to the Scottish Government.
Survey questions were designed to measure both quantitative and qualitative information on progress of implementation and provide an overview of language learning in Scotland.
Results have been split between mainstream and special schools in order to avoid duplication of results, and provide a more accurate picture compared to previous years.
Caution should be exercised when interpreting results, as they were not all fully validated. Percentages throughout the document, including tables, have been rounded to the nearest percent. Notes on validations have been added where relevant in the report.
L2 primary results are based on 1,822 schools, and secondary results on 336 schools, across all 32 local authorities. This represents, respectively, an estimated 91% and 94% of all mainstream primary and secondary schools.
L3 primary results are based on 1,773 schools, and secondary results on 332 schools, across all 32 local authorities. This represents, respectively, an estimated 88% and 93% of all mainstream primary and secondary schools.
Due to the lack of validation, results must be interpreted with caution.
Unless indicated otherwise, results and percentages provided in this document are based on the number of schools that answered the survey, and not the number of schools in Scotland as per the school census.