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Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

Published: 23 Feb 2021

This statistical publication provides information on the educational attainment and initial destinations of 2019/20 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland

Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition
Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

This annual National Statistics publication:

  • Provides information on the attainment and initial destinations of school leavers in Scotland.
  • Reports initial destinations for young people approximately three months after the end of the school year.
  • Includes attainment in National Qualifications achieved throughout all stages of a pupil’s schooling.
  • Covers all 2019/20 school leavers from publicly funded mainstream schools.

This release is the first to also contain Experimental Statistics on Foundation Apprenticeships and a wider attainment measure incorporating all Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) qualifications.

The time period covered by these statistics means that the results will be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In particular, the cancellation of both exams and external assessment of coursework in 2020 will have affected the final year of attainment for many 2019/20 school leavers. Further details can be found in Chapter 1.

Full results are available from the supplementary tables in the supporting files here:

https://www.gov.scot/ISBN/978-1-80004-680-1


Contact

Email: andrew.white@gov.scot