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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18830: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 24 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how the number of pupils being entered for National 5 (and Standard Grade/Intermediate), Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications in Accounting has changed over the last 10 years.

Answered by: John Swinney 15 October 2018

The following table shows the number of entries in Accounting and Accounting and Finance over the last 10 years for secondary school pupils, for which data is available.

Number of entries 1 in Accounting and Accounting & Finance for secondary school pupils 2,3 , 2008 to 2017

Subject

Qualification Name

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Accounting

Intermediate 1

89

51

72

78

58

62

8

n/a

n/a

n/a

Intermediate 2

314

304

291

239

237

262

149

4

n/a

n/a

National 5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

777

937

850

810

Higher

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

585

1,359

1,306

Previous Higher

1,430

1,322

1,182

1,182

1,154

1,070

1,275

551

n/a

n/a

Advanced Higher

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

39

53

Previous Advanced Higher

74

78

50

39

41

45

37

44

n/a

n/a

Accounting & Finance

Standard Grade

2,003

1,932

1,630

1,601

1,374

1,281

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

1. Post-review (December) data

2. Secondary school pupils include S1-S6 pupils

3. These figures on S1-S6 pupils do not match ‘School’ entries as published by SQA. ‘School’ entries published by SQA include Further Education, Adult Learners in Schools, and external and workplace candidates.