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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.

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Contents
Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence levels: 2018-2019
Chapter 5: Achievement of CfE Levels in Gàidhlig

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Chapter 5: Achievement of CfE Levels in Gàidhlig

  • The percentage of primary pupils, in Gaelic medium schools/classes, achieving the expected CfE level was highest for Gàidhlig listening and talking, and lowest for Gàidhlig writing.
  • At least 80 per cent of S3 pupils achieved Third Level or better for reading, writing and listening and talking and 80 per cent achieved Third Level or better for literacy.

Information on the Gàidhlig data collected as part of the achievement of CfE levels can be found in Chapter 9.1.3.1. A combined literacy variable for Gàidhlig has been created; this has the same methodology as the English literacy variable. For more information see Chapter 9.1.3.3.

The pattern of Gàidhlig reading and writing performance was similar to English reading and writing, in that the percentage of pupils achieving expected CfE levels was lower in P4 and P7 than in P1, and was highest at S3. For Gàidhlig listening and talking, however, performance was highest at P1 and P7 at 83 per cent, followed by S3 (81 per cent) and P4 (78 per cent).

For P1, P4 and P7 Gàidhlig, listening and talking results were highest whereas Gàidhlig writing results were the lowest (Chart 11). At S3, performance was largely consistent over the three Gàidhlig organisers.

The patterns observed in 2018/19 were similar to those seen in 2017/18 but the percentage of pupils achieving expected CfE Levels was generally lower in 2018/19, particularly in P1 and S3 (Table 4).

Table 4: Percentage of pupils achieving expected CfE Levels in Gàidhlig, 2016/17 - 2018/19a,b

Year Stage Reading Writing Listening & Talking Literacy
2018/19 P1 - Early Level 78 71 83 68
P4 - First Level 74 64 78 62
P7 - Second Level 73 66 83 63
P1, P4 and P7 combined 76 67 81 64
S3 - Third Level or better 83 80 81 80
S3 - Fourth Level 57 52 58 49
2017/18 P1 - Early Level 84 77 88 74
P4 - First Level 74 71 79 66
P7 - Second Level 72 67 85 63
P1, P4 and P7 combined 78 72 84 69
S3 - Third Level or better 97 97 97 96
S3 - Fourth Level 61 49 49 42
2016/17 P1 - Early Level 81 80 81 n/a
P4 - First Level 78 71 83 n/a
P7 - Second Level 73 62 80 n/a
P1, P4 and P7 combined n/a n/a n/a n/a
S3 - Third Level or better 98 94 98 n/a
S3 - Fourth Level 55 40 52 n/a

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.

b. The P1, P4 and P7 combined variable and the Literacy variable were not calculated for 2016/17

Chart 11: Percentage of pupils achieving expected CfE Levels in Gàidhlig, 2018/19

Chart 11: Percentage of pupils achieving expected CfE Levels in Gàidhlig, 2018/19


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