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Education Written Answer, 07/11/11 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Siobhan McMahon's (lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what percentage of school leavers has left school with no qualifications in each of the last five years; and what percentage of school leavers went on to (a) higher and (b) further education, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell, replied that Information on the percentage of school leavers who left school with no qualifications at SCQF level 3 and above in each of the last five years by local authority is published in table 2.6 of a supplementary data set on the Scottish Government website. These figures only record those who have not gained a National Qualification at SCQF level 3 or better. Some pupils will have gained other qualifications and achievements and these are not covered in this table or the publication.

Information on the percentage of school leavers who went into an initial destination of further or higher education, in each of the last five years, by local authority, is published in table 2.3 of a supplementary data set on the Scottish Government website.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answers Report 7 November 2011 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answers Report 7 November 2011
School Leaver Attainment and SQA Attainment, Supplementary Data