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Summary statistics for attainment, leaver destinations and healthy living, No.6: 2016 Edition

Published: 22 Jun 2016
ISBN:
9781786523303

This publication presents post review attainment for 2014/15 school leavers, initial and follow-up school leaver destinations for 2014/15, and information on the healthy living survey taken in February 2016.

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Summary statistics for attainment, leaver destinations and healthy living, No.6: 2016 Edition
4. Attainment and destinations

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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
Higher Education 0.6 0.0 0.4 2.3 49.1 84.1 19,268
Further Education 20.1 24.5 36.1 41.6 17.9 4.3 12,269
Training 11.1 12.8 9.3 3.8 0.7 0.2 1,436
Employment 18.2 16.2 29.7 41.6 28.4 9.5 14,575
Voluntary Work 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.7 238
Activity Agreement 7.4 7.1 2.6 0.6 0.1 0.0 390
Unemployed Seeking 23.0 25.9 16.1 7.4 2.4 0.9 2,977
Unemployed Not Seeking 15.7 10.9 4.3 1.5 0.6 0.2 858
Unknown 2.7 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.1 326
Positive Destinations 58.6 61.3 78.5 90.2 96.7 98.7 92.0
Other Destinations 41.4 38.7 21.5 9.8 3.3 1.3 8.0
All Leavers 1,092 883 5,774 13,052 21,704 9,832 52,337

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.


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