4. Attainment and destinations
- As the attainment of leavers improves, the nature of the destination changes, with the likelihood of them going on to a positive destination increasing
- 58.6% of leavers who achieved no passes at SCQF 3 or better entered a positive destination
- 98.7% of leavers who achieved 1+ at SCQF 7 entered a positive destination
4.1 Linking attainment and subsequent leaver destinations shows the extent to which one influences the other. Table 8 shows that 98.7 per cent of leavers who achieved one or more passes at SCQF level 7 entered a positive destination on leaving school. In comparison, about 3 out of 5 of the 2.1 per cent of school leavers who achieved no passes at SCQF level 3 or better, entered a positive destination (Table 8).
Table 8. Percentage of school leavers by highest SCQF level at which one or more passes were achieved and follow-up destination category, 2014/15 1
|Follow-up Destination||No passes at SCQF 3 or better||SCQF level 3||SCQF level 4||SCQF level 5||SCQF level 6||SCQF level 7||Number of Leavers|
|Unemployed Not Seeking||15.7||10.9||4.3||1.5||0.6||0.2||858|
1. Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
4.2 The main destinations for the 2.1 per cent of school leavers with no passes at SCQF level 3 or better are unemployed seeking (23.0 per cent) and Further Education (20.1 per cent) (Table 8). The pattern of destinations for those with one or more passes at SCQF level 3 as their highest qualification is similar to this. For school leavers who have one or more passes at SCQF level 5 as their highest qualification, the main destinations are Further Education (41.6 per cent) and employment (41.6 per cent), while the majority of school leavers with one or more at SCQF level 6 or 7 enter Higher Education (Table 8). This shows that as the attainment of leavers improves, the nature of the destination changes, with the likelihood of school leavers going on to a positive destination increasing.