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SQA Attainment and School Leaver Qualifications in Scotland: 2006/07

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Table 13: Total qualifications attained by leavers at SCQF level 3 to 5, by subject and gender: 2006/07

SCQF Level 5

SCQF Level 4

SCQF Level 3

SCQF Levels 3 to 5

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

All

% of all leavers

English

12,462

15,879

13,187

10,044

1,629

732

53,933

93.4

Mathematics

10,945

11,427

8,448

7,900

7,804

6,992

53,516

92.6

French

4,558

8,188

8,022

7,373

2,707

1,470

32,318

55.9

Biology

3,666

8,592

2,915

5,755

1,277

2,385

24,590

42.6

Chemistry

5,785

6,019

3,669

3,603

1,219

1,093

21,388

37.0

History

5,173

6,037

2,947

2,758

2,011

1,355

20,281

35.1

Art and Design

3,141

7,819

3,269

4,300

389

258

19,176

33.2

Physical Education

6,615

2,472

5,239

2,563

468

360

17,717

30.7

Geography

4,996

3,992

3,258

2,138

1,862

1,353

17,599

30.5

Physics

6,836

2,862

4,482

1,179

1,384

425

17,168

29.7

Computing Studies

5,200

2,919

4,342

2,395

1,432

705

16,993

29.4

Modern Studies

2,668

4,534

1,830

2,437

1,099

1,055

13,623

23.6

Administration

1,399

5,342

1,306

3,319

783

1,330

13,479

23.3

Home Economics

1,139

4,632

1,737

4,506

451

477

12,942

22.4

Craft & Design

3,454

1,208

4,925

1,310

1,369

331

12,597

21.8

Music

3,388

4,755

1,323

1,452

326

241

11,485

19.9

German

1,767

2,767

2,456

2,012

732

328

10,062

17.4

Graphic Communication

3,261

1,763

2,302

999

924

218

9,467

16.4

Business Management

1,979

2,095

1,016

1,049

369

347

6,855

11.9

Drama

783

2,162

862

1,356

224

224

5,611

9.7

Science

217

153

1,538

1,307

598

567

4,380

7.6

Woodworking Skills

2,367

413

941

131

-

-

3,852

6.7

Spanish

382

1,073

654

750

339

160

3,358

5.8

Social & Vocational Skills

426

737

641

599

142

71

2,616

4.5

Accounting & Finance

595

664

366

396

165

174

2,360

4.1

Religious Studies

237

616

296

528

285

336

2,298

4.0

Technological Studies

1,240

85

595

48

153

8

2,129

3.7

Information Systems

758

468

-

-

-

-

1,226

2.1

Travel and Tourism

104

184

202

378

-

-

868

1.5

Italian

78

198

108

168

69

27

648

1.1

Media Studies

103

167

81

80

86

58

575

1.0

Product Design

336

119

-

-

-

-

455

0.8

Social Subjects

-

-

-

-

250

137

387

0.7

Latin

110

153

35

41

15

11

365

0.6

Gaelic (Learners)

93

132

65

41

13

6

350

0.6

Classical Studies

84

101

28

30

26

24

293

0.5

Care

3

125

8

103

-

-

239

0.4

Economics

74

34

42

26

25

30

231

0.4

Psychology

31

114

15

46

-

-

206

0.4

Gaidhlig

75

86

20

5

3

-

189

0.3

Construction Crafts

14

-

164

7

-

-

185

0.3

Personal and Social Education

5

9

12

28

31

29

114

0.2

Early Education and Childcare

-

17

4

82

-

-

103

0.2

Urdu

33

44

13

8

2

1

101

0.2

Contemporary Social Studies

1

-

21

15

28

36

101

0.2

Managing Environmental Resources

7

25

8

20

14

5

79

0.1

Philosophy

28

45

-

-

-

-

73

Hairdressing

-

3

6

45

-

-

54

0.1

Other

62

43

30

19

16

3

173

0.3

Notes
Subjects ordered according to total number of qualifications gained
Percentages based on small numbers may be misleading
A dash indicates a value of zero
Other' category may include more than one qualification per leaver
* The 'Other' category comprises subjects with fewer than 50 course passes at SCQF level 3-5. These are: Arts, Geology, Sociology, Russian, Social Sciences, Classical Greek, Construction, English for Speakers of Other Languages and Rural Skills.