This measure is known on Insight
as the 'Breadth and Depth: Leavers'.
The first table below shows the full range of SCQF accredited awards gained at SCQF levels 1 to 7 and provides the most representative view of the breadth and depth of awards. The second table shows the corresponding data for its virtual comparator.
When a pupil has been awarded a course at a SCQF level, they will be counted in the corresponding box(es) in the table. For example, a pupil gaining three awards at SCQF level 4 would be counted in the cells for:
'1 or more awards’ at 'SCQF level 4 or better';
'2 or more awards' at 'SCQF level 4 or better'; ¬and
'3 or more awards' at 'SCQF level 4 or better'.
They would also be counted once in equivalent boxes for:
'1 or more awards’ at 'SCQF level 3 or better',
'2 or more awards' at 'SCQF level 3 or better'; ¬and
'3 or more awards' at 'SCQF level 3 or better'.
And similarly for 'SCQF level 2 or better' and 'SCQF level 1 or better'.
Only the latest and best awards in each subject are counted. For example if someone has a National 5 and a Higher in Mathematics, it is only the Higher that will contribute to this measure.
Schools that offer young people a curriculum based on a range of leaver destinations may have young people who sit fewer qualifications but who are better prepared, with more appropriate skills and experiences for the world of work.