FOI21/22 151 Attainment Statistics

Date published: 21/04/2022

FOI reference: 21/22 151

Date received: 09/03/2022

Date responded: 22/03/2022

Information requested

I am writing to request the following information about Higher Results in the 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 exam diets. Please provide:

  • Percentage of pupils receiving 5 A’s
  • Percentage of BAME students sitting 5 highers (if known)
  • Percentage of BAME students receiving 5 A’s (if known)

(band for A grades doesn’t matter)


Information relating to numbers attaining Highers is in the document below.

Section 17 of FOISA provides that where an authority does not hold information requested then it should notify the requester to that effect.

The SQA does not hold any information relating to ethic split in results. However, you may want to contact the Scottish Government at the following address:


They may have some information relating to your request.


Information Document (13 KB)