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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S2W-18531
Asked by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 17 August 2005

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive how many school leavers in all Glasgow parliamentary constituency areas have left school with no (a) standard and (b) higher grade qualifications in each of the last five years and how this compares with the national average.

Current status: Answered by Peter Peacock on 8 September 2005


Answer

The tables provided show the percentage of school leavers in all Glasgow parliamentary constituency areas who have left school with no (a) standard grade and (b) higher grade qualifications for each of the last five years and the national average. It should be noted in relation to table (a) that some school leavers may achieve individual unit awards in national qualifications courses. However, unit awards have not been included in the table unless they form part of a full course award. The information is post-appeal. Post-appeal figures for 2004-05 are not yet available.

(a) Percentage of school leavers in Glasgow Parliamentary Constituency Areas with no standard grade or equivalent qualifications*:

Constituency

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

Glasgow Anniesland

12

13

13

15

11

Glasgow Baillieston

8

11

8

12

10

Glasgow Cathcart

8

9

11

6

7

Glasgow Govan

11

15

13

13

10

Glasgow Kelvin

13

9

8

10

8

Glasgow Maryhill

13

10

10

20

10

Glasgow Pollock

11

9

8

8

8

Glasgow Rutherglen

6

7

7

7

8

Glasgow Shettleston

7

7

11

12

8

Glasgow Springburn

17

18

19

18

13

National Average

5

5

5

5

4

Note: *Equivalent qualifications include Access 3, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2.

(b) Percentage of school leavers in Glasgow Parliamentary Constituency Areas with no higher grade qualifications:

Constituency

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

Glasgow Anniesland

69

72

67

66

69

Glasgow Baillieston

64

68

69

74

70

Glasgow Cathcart

75

75

74

66

73

Glasgow Govan

73

68

71

71

66

Glasgow Kelvin

61

60

56

64

53

Glasgow Maryhill

74

72

75

95

78

Glasgow Pollock

73

73

71

71

70

Glasgow Rutherglen

61

63

62

59

63

Glasgow Shettleston

64

65

69

65

65

Glasgow Springburn

82

82

83

85

83

National Average

55

57

56

56

54