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National 5 candidates achieving A or B result: FOI release

Published: 7 Sep 2017

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01846
Date received: 10 August 2017
Date responded: 14 August 2017

Information requested

In your request you asked:-

  • how many candidates sat Nat 5 exam and how many gained an A or B result this academic year?

Response

This information is published on the Statistics 2017 page on the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) website at: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/63001.8312.html. This page includes a link to a detailed breakdown of the statistics; the Attainment Statistics (August) 2017 spreadsheet. You may wish to note that the August data release represents pre-Results Service data. Data reflecting the final position will be published in December.

According to data published by SQA on 8 August 2017, the total number of entries for courses at SCQF level 5 (National 5) was 293,220.

Of this total 108,700 (37.1%) candidates attained an A pass and 69,735 (23.8%) candidates attained a B pass.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
7 Sep 2017
National 5 candidates achieving A or B result: FOI release