FOI Request - Higher Level Grade A Passes

Request 101000368789

Please consider this message as a Freedom of Information request.

1) Please provide the percentage of school pupils achieving three or more A-grade passes at Higher level, broken down by SIMD quintile, for every academic year from 2007-8 onwards.

2) Please provide the number of school pupils achieving three or more A-grade passes at Higher level, broken down by SIMD quintile, for every academic year from 2007-8 onwards.

School pupils refers to S5 pupils.

3) Could a figure for the total number of 5th year pupils in each year also be provided.

Response 20-08-2015

1) and 2)  A spreadsheet can be found here providing the data requested in the FOI.  We are unable to calculate SIMD based results data prior to 2010-11, however we have included a full set of data for the last 5 years.   The accompanying spreadsheet contains three tables; Table 1 provides the S4 cohort roll broken down by SIMD quintile over 5 years from 2009-10; Table 2 shows the number of pupils achieving 3 or more A’s at higher over the last 5 years again broken down by SIMD quintile; and Table 3 shows the percentage of S5 pupils achieving 3 or more A’s at higher broken down by SIMD quintile and based on the previous year S4 cohort (table 1).

3)  The information requested can be found here.

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