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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
FOI reference: FOI/17/01846 Date received: 10 August 2017 Date responded: 14 August 2017
In your request you asked:-
how many candidates sat Nat 5 exam and how many gained an A or B result this academic year?
This information is published on the Statistics 2017 page on the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) website at: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/63001.8312.html.
This page includes a link to a detailed breakdown of the statistics; the Attainment Statistics (August) 2017 spreadsheet. You may wish to note that the August data release represents pre-Results Service data. Data reflecting the final position will be published in December.
According to data published by SQA on 8 August 2017, the total number of entries for courses at SCQF level 5 (National 5) was 293,220.
Of this total 108,700 (37.1%) candidates attained an A pass and 69,735 (23.8%) candidates attained a B pass.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government St Andrew's House Regent Road Edinburgh EH1 3DG