Publication - Impact assessment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - replacement of National Qualifications exams in 2021 session: equalities impact and Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

Published: 23 Jun 2021
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Coronavirus in Scotland, Education
ISBN:
9781802010701

Equality impact assessment to consider the impacts on groups with protected characteristics and/or those experiencing socio-economic disadvantage of replacing the examination diet for National 5, Highers and Advanced Highers in 2020 to 2021 with an alternative certification model.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - replacement of National Qualifications exams in 2021 session: equalities impact and Fairer Scotland Duty assessment
Annex C

Annex C

Percentage of time pupils were in attendance (showing all secondary and S4/5/6 rates) – 17 August to 8 December
Stage Quintile Percentage of time pupils who had at least 90% attendance
All Secondary 62.6%
All S4 61.9%
All S5 62.6%
All S6 63.1%
S4 1 52%
2 59.4%
3 66%
4 65.8%
5 67.3%
S5 1 55.5%
2 59.4%
3 66.1%
4 66.3%
5 67.3%
S6 1 53.9%
2 60.2%
3 64.3%
4 66.7%
5 68.2%

Main takeaways:

  • With only one exception (S4 between deciles 3 and 4) across each stage S4->6, and across quintiles, attendance rises steadily from SIMD Q1 to SIMD Q5
  • As above S4 rates consistently lower than S5 and S6

Contact

Email: stuart.milligan@gov.scot