This Statistics Publication Notice presents information on the attainment of National Qualifications by pupils attending publicly funded secondary schools and by school leavers. Selected information on attainment in special schools is also included. It updates the Statistics Publication Notice " SQA Attainment and School Leaver Qualifications in Scotland: 2005/06" published on 21 March 2007. This Notice also presents attainment data by a number of different pupil characteristics. For the first time, attainment data for leavers with additional support needs is broken down by reason for support, and leavers attainment is linked to destinations.
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework ( SCQF) is used as the basis for reporting attainment. The SCQF levels are shown below for information.
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework ( SCQF) levels:
Advanced Higher at A-C
Higher at A-C
Intermediate 2 at A-C; Standard Grade at 1-2
Intermediate 1 at A-C; Standard Grade at 3-4
Access 3 cluster; Standard Grade at 5-6
Access 2 cluster
Attainment below SCQF level 3 is only reported for special schools (Table 20) and leavers with additional support needs (Tables 16 and 17) in this publication.