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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06551: Fulton MacGregor (Coatbridge and Chryston)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 25 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of pupils has achieved at least one qualification at Higher level or equivalent in each year since 1999.

Answered by: John Swinney 31 January 2017

The percentage of school leavers attaining at least one qualification at SCQF 6 (Higher and equivalents) or better from 1998-99 to 2014-15 is shown in the following table.

Percentage of school leavers with one or more qualification at SCQF level six or better

1998-99

44.7

1999-00

44.8

2000-01

43.4

2001-02

43.5

2002-03

42.8

2003-04

43.1

2004-05

43.1

2005-06

43.5

2006-07

41.6

2007-08

45.7

2008-09

47.9

2009-10

50.4

2010-11

52.3

2011-12

55.8

2012-13

55.8

2013-14

58.1

2014-15

60.2