Publication - Statistics

Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence levels: 2018-2019

Published: 10 Dec 2019
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
9781839603488

Results of the achievement of curriculum for excellence (CFE) levels 2018 to 2019.

Contents
Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence levels: 2018-2019
Chapter 2: Achievement of CfE Levels at Scotland level

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 9.1.4.2.


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