Chapter 2: Achievement of CfE Levels at Scotland level
- The percentage of pupils achieving the expected CfE Level has increased slightly across most organisers and stages compared to previous years although the overall pattern of performance is similar to that reported in the 2017/18 results.
- Around 86 per cent of primary school pupils achieved the expected CfE Level for listening and talking across each primary stage.
- For numeracy, 85 per cent of pupils achieved the expected CfE Level in P1. This compares to 77 per cent in P4 and 76 per cent in P7.
- Around 80 per cent of primary school pupils achieved the expected CfE Level for reading across each primary stage (82 per cent in P1, 78 per cent in P4 and 80 per cent in P7)
- In writing, 79 per cent of P1 pupils chieved the expected CfE Level. This compares to 73 per cent in P4 and 74 per cent in P7.
- In each of reading, writing, listening and talking and numeracy around nine out of ten S3 pupils achieved Third Level or better.
Table 1: Percentage of pupils achieving expected CfE Levels, 2016/17 to 2018/19a
|Year||Stage/Level||Reading||Writing||Listening & Talking||Literacy||Numeracy|
|2018/19||P1 - Early Level||82||79||87||76||85|
|P4 - First Level||78||73||85||70||77|
|P7 - Second Level||80||74||86||71||76|
|P1, P4 and P7 combined||80||75||86||72||79|
|S3 - Third Level or better||91||90||91||88||90|
|S3 - Fourth Level||55||52||57||48||59|
|2017/18||P1 - Early Level||81||78||87||75||85|
|P4 - First Level||77||72||85||69||76|
|P7 - Second Level||79||73||84||70||75|
|P1, P4 and P7 combined||79||74||85||71||78|
|S3 - Third Level or better||90||89||91||87||89|
|S3 - Fourth Level||53||51||55||46||56|
|2016/17||P1 - Early Level||80||77||85||74||83|
|P4 - First Level||77||71||83||68||75|
|P7 - Second Level||76||69||81||66||70|
|P1, P4 and P7 combined||78||72||83||69||76|
|S3 - Third Level or better||90||89||91||87||88|
|S3 - Fourth Level||51||48||51||44||56|
a. The robustness and consistency of these statistics have increased over time. This should be kept in mind when making comparisons between years, see Chapter 188.8.131.52.