FOI21/22 054 National Attainment Statistics

Date published: 20/08/2021

FOI reference: 21/22 054

Date received: 12/08/2021

Date responded: 20/08/2021

Information requested

I would like to know how many candidates got 5A'S 6A'S AND 7A'S in higher in the session 2020-2021 and how many candidates got 9 A'S in national 5 in 2019-2020.


The information you have requested for 2020 Awarding is published on SQA’s website and can be accessed Statistics Archive.  Select the year required (2020) from the drop down menu.   From the Annual Statistical Report select the level of qualification (National 5) required.   Table 6c lists the Grade As per learner for that year.


Similar information for 2021 will be published in February 2022 as per the Statistical Publication Schedule.   This will be based on the December attainment figures which will include any changes to grades as a result of the appeals process.   However based on the August attainment figures I can confirm that 5,164 candidates attained 5 A grades, 375 attained 6 A grades and 15 attained 7 A grades at Higher.