- 2 Nov 2018
Date received: 5 October 2018
Date responded: 2 November 2018
(i) percentage of pupils who could have undertaken higher examinations but did not?
(ii) percentage of pupils undertaking higher examinations achieved no higher passes?
(iii) percentage of pupils undertaking higher examinations achieved one or more higher passes?
(iv) percentage of pupils undertaking higher examinations achieved three or more higher passes?
(v) percentage of pupils undertaking higher examinations achieved five or more higher passes?
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained below.
The Scottish Government does not have all the information you have asked for. Your request was answered using the Insight dataset, which holds attainment data for school cohorts starting from 2010. Attainment data prior to this year are not held on a consistent basis, so cannot be used to provide comparable data.
In relation to your query i), we currently do not hold statistics on “pupils who could have taken Higher examinations” as we do not collect information on the curriculum offers that schools make to pupils. Instead we have provided “The percentage of pupils who did not take Highers” as those pupils from the base centre cohort that did not have a resulted entry in a Higher in the given year.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
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
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House