Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 2: 2020 Edition
This statistical publication provides information on the educational attainment and initial destinations of 2018/19 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland.
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Chapter 5: School Leaver Attainment and Destinations
- School leavers with higher attainment levels are more likely to go on to a positive destination - 74.4 per cent of school leavers who did not achieve a pass at SCQF Level 3 or better entered a positive destination; this increases to 99.2 per cent of leavers who achieved at SCQF Level 7.
Table 8 shows that for school leavers whose highest qualification was at SCQF Level 5 the main destination is Further Education (50.7 per cent), while the majority of school leavers with one pass or more at SCQF Level 6 or 7 enter Higher Education.
The most common destination for school leavers with no passes at SCQF Level 3 or better is Further Education (30.3 per cent), with a similar pattern present for those with SCQF Level 3 as their highest qualification (31.6 per cent).
Table 8: Percentage of school leavers by highest SCQF Level achieved and initial destinations category, 2018/191
|No passes at SCQF 3 or better|| SCQF
|Personal Skills Developmentb||4.8||*||1.2||0.5||0.1||*||0.5|
|Unemployed Not Seeking||12.1||11.2||3.8||1.2||0.4||0.2||1.4|
|Number of Leavers||1,113||925||5,401||12,196||20,613||9,512||49,760|
1. Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding
* percentages based on less than 5 have been suppressed for disclosure and quality reasons.
a. For 2018/19, support previously recorded as Activity Agreements is recorded in the Training category. For more information see section 6.2.
b. There has been a change to the way in which Personal Skills Development activity is categorised in these statistics. For more information see section 6.1.
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