National Attainment Statistics

Date published: 05/05/2021

FOI reference: 21/22 002

Date received: 06/04/2021

Date responded: 05/05/2021

Information requested

For the academic year and exam results based on the Alternative Certification Model rather than final results based on teacher estimates, please provide the following statistical breakdowns:

1) How many candidates in 0-20% SIMD range saw two grades reduced from teacher estimates to final marks across all of their entries? 1b) How many candidates in 80-100% SIMD range saw two grades reduced from teacher estimates to final marks across all of their entries?

2) How many candidates in 0-20% SIMD range saw three grades reduced from teacher estimates to final marks across all of their entries?

2b) How many candidates in 80-100% SIMD range saw three grades reduced from teacher estimates to final marks across all of their entries?

3) How many candidates in 0-20% SIMD range saw four grades reduced from teacher estimates to final marks across all of their entries? 3b) How many candidates in 80-100% SIMD range saw four grades reduced from teacher estimates to final marks across all of their entries?

4) How many candidates in 0-20% SIMD range saw five grades or more reduced from teacher estimates to final marks across all of their entries?

4b) How many candidates in 80-100% SIMD range saw five grades or more grades reduced from teacher estimates to final marks across all of their entries?

Response

SQA still holds the SIMD data matched to candidate attainment on 4 August 2020 and from this we have been able to provide you with the information requested.   Please note that this data is based on 4 August figures derived from the Alternative Certification Model (ACM).  Following the Ministerial direction issued to SQA on 11 August,  the results generated by the ACM have been replaced by the estimates SQA received from centres which is now the final, certificated output.   The attainment tables for the revised 2020 results can be accessed here.

Documents:

Attainment Statistics by SIMD (20 KB)