Chapter 5: School Leaver Attainment and Destinations
- School leavers with higher attainment levels are more likely to go on to a positive destination – 64.7 per cent of school leavers who did not achieve a pass at SCQF Level 3 or better entered a positive destination; this increases to 98.5 per cent of leavers who achieved at SCQF Level 7.
Table 8 shows that for 2019/20 school leavers whose highest qualification was at SCQF Level 5 the main destination is Further Education (55.3 per cent), while the majority of school leavers with one pass or more at SCQF Level 6 or 7 entered Higher Education.
The most common destination for school leavers with no passes at SCQF Level 3 or better is Further Education (27.4 per cent). The same is also true for those with SCQF Level 3 and 4 as their highest qualification (36.8 per cent and 48.1 per cent respectively).
|Initial Destination||No passes at SCQF 3 or better||SCQF Level 3||SCQF Level 4||SCQF Level 5||SCQF Level 6||SCQF Level 7||Total|
|Unemployed Not Seeking||17.2||10.0||5.3||1.8||0.6||0.4||1.8|
|Number of Leavers||964||1,036||4,780||10,360||19,286||11,028||47,454|
1. Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding
* percentages based on less than 5 leavers have been suppressed for disclosure and quality reasons.