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 22.214.171.124. A combined literacy variable for Gàidhlig has been created; this has the same methodology as the English literacy variable. For more information see Chapter 126.96.36.199.
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 188.8.131.52.
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