National Attainment Statistics

Date published: 08/09/2021

FOI reference: 20/21 066

Date received: 31/08/2021

Date responded: 08/09/2021

Information requested

1  Would it be possible to compile and release a record of the number of students who sat each number of advanced higher exams in the 2019 exam diet, for example the number of students who sat 1 advanced higher, the number who sat 2, and so on up to the number who sat the highest amount of advanced higher exams? Alongside this I would be interested to see the number of A grades achieved among each group, for example how many students who sat 3 advanced highers achieved A in 1,2,3, or none of their advanced highers taken.

 

2  This second part of the request may be more difficult, but would it be possible to compile a second set of data containing the number of students with each number of advanced higher qualifications passed up to and including the 2019 exam diet? For example, if a student sat 3 advanced highers in 2019 but had sat one the previous year they would be considered to have 4 overall. Similarly I would be interested to see the rate of A grades for these groups of students.

Response

The information you have requested is provided in the attached file.  To ensure that we comply with our responsibilities under the Data Protection Act, where the figure is less than five or could be deduced from the total, SQA does not report the actual figure.to protect individuals’ personal information.  In this case the figure has been replaced with an asterisk *.

Documents:

FOI 21/22 066 Information (22 KB)