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Publication - Statistics publication

Achievement of curriculum for excellence levels 2016-17

Published: 12 Dec 2017
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Children and families, Education, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788514736

This contains the results of the achievement of curriculum for excellence levels 2016-17.

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Contents
Achievement of curriculum for excellence levels 2016-17
Chapter 3: Achievement of CfE levels by gender

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Chapter 3: Achievement of CfE levels by gender

  • A higher percentage of females are achieving the expected CfE level compared to males across all stages and organisers.
  • The difference between the percentage of males and females that achieved the expected CfE level was largest in writing and smallest in numeracy , at all stages .

At all stages and across all four organisers, females outperformed males; particularly in writing. The largest difference between the percentage of males and females achieving the relevant level in writing was in P7 at 14 percentage points, with the lowest in S3 at eight percentage points.

The smallest difference in performance between genders was in numeracy. Females outperformed males but by a smaller margin; three percentage points in P1 and S3 and two percentage points in P4 and P7.

With respect to S3 pupils achieving Fourth Level, the difference between genders was greatest, but the pattern was still the same in that the smallest difference was in numeracy and the largest was in writing.

Table 3.1 : Percentage of primary pupils achieving expected CfE levels by gender , 2016/17

Stage

Gender

Reading

Writing

Listening & Talking

Numeracy

P1

(Early Level

Females

83

81

89

85

Males

77

73

82

82

Total

80

77

85

83

P4

(First Level)

Females

80

77

87

76

Males

73

65

79

74

Total

77

71

83

75

P7

(Second Level)

Females

80

76

85

71

Males

72

62

77

69

Total

76

69

81

70

Table 3.2: Percentage of S3 pupils achieving Third Level or better by gender, 2016/17

Stage

Gender

Reading

Writing

Listening & Talking

Numeracy

S3

Females

93

93

94

90

Males

87

85

88

87

Total

90

89

91

88

Table 3.3: Percentage of S3 pupils achieving Fourth Level by gender, 2016/17

Stage

Gender

Reading

Writing

Listening & Talking

Numeracy

S3

Females

59

57

59

59

Males

43

40

45

53

Total

51

48

51

56


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