Ethnic background students grades for SCQF Level 5 and SCQF Level 6: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

The grades received by Black Students for SCQF Level 5 and SCQF Level 6, between the years 2010 and 2019. Specifically, how many received what grades for each level.


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Attached is the breakdown of grades attained by school pupils with ethnic background ‘African/Black/Caribbean’ in National Qualifications at SCQF 5 and SCQF 6, 2009/10 to 2018/19.
The data shows all grades attained by African/Black/Caribbean pupils in publicly funded secondary schools in Scotland in a given year. The approach used to for this data is different to attainment statistics published by the Scottish Government, which focus on the total attainment pupils have accumulated by the time they leave school.

In addition, the Scottish Qualification system has changed over the period to which this data relates, particularly in relation to the introduction of Curriculum for Excellence from 2014 onwards. Different
attainment measures included are presented in separate tabs within this data file.

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