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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Scottish Government, Education, Skills and Training

Schools - Breadth and Depth of Qualifications

The range of qualifications taken by school pupils and the level at which they are achieved

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Courses
  1. All Courses
  2. SQA Courses
Measure Type
  1. Percent
Number Of Awards
  1. 1 And Above
  2. 2 And Above
  3. 3 And Above
  4. 4 And Above
  5. 5 And Above
  6. 6 And Above
  7. 7 And Above
  8. 8 And Above
  9. 9 And Above
  10. 10 And Above
Reference Period
  1. Academic year 2015-16
  2. Academic year 2016-17
School Comparator
  1. Real Establishment
  2. Virtual Comparator
Scqf Level
  1. 1 And Above
  2. 2 And Above
  3. 3 And Above
  4. 4 And Above
  5. 5 And Above
  6. 6 And Above
  7. 7 And Above
Reference Establishment
(showing types of organisation available in these data)
  1. Educational Establishment Groups
  2. Educational Establishments
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
In folders
License
Issued
24/04/2018
Modified
23/11/2018
Next update due
Spring 2019
Description

The percentage of the schools leavers’ cohort gaining SQA National awards at SCQF levels 1 to 7. This measure takes account of all awards achieved in the senior phase (S4-S6) by school leavers.

When a pupil has been awarded a course at a SCQF level, they will be counted in the corresponding level in this dataset. For example, a pupil gaining three awards at SCQF level 4 would be counted as:

- '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.

Breadth and Depth are two of the seven principles of design for the Curriculum for Excellence

Details
Confidentiality Policy

The presentation of schools data here ensures that individual children cannot be identified. Where data is missing from tables in this dataset, it has been omitted to preserve the confidentiality of individuals.

Quality Management
Not supplied
Accuracy and Reliability
Not supplied
Coherence and Comparability

Using data for individual schools as league tables implies that the schools at the top of the table are the best in Scotland and those at the bottom, the worst. This is misleading because schools often operate in very different circumstances, such as different numbers of children with additional support needs, or different job opportunites for school leavers depending on location. The context of a school should be taken into account when considering how well a school is doing.

The best way to judge the performance of a school when using this dataset is to compare a school to its 'virtual comparator'. The 'virtu​al comparator' is a sample group of pupils from other parts of Scotland who have the same characteristics as the young people in the corresponding school. This is fairer than comparing one school directly with another.

Accessibility and Clarity

A comprehensive glossary of terms associated with education can be found on the Parentzone Scotland website

Relevance
Not supplied
Timeliness and Punctuality
Not supplied
Revisions
Not supplied
URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/breadth-and-depth
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Courses
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/courses
(not locked to a value)
Number Of Awards
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/numberOfAwards
(not locked to a value)
Reference Establishment
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/education/refEstablishment
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Scqf Level
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/scqfLevel
(not locked to a value)
School Comparator
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/comparator
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breadth-and-depth

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breadth-and-depth

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breadth-and-depth/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 151,775 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 4
Component specification 9
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 151,760
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breadth-and-depth/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
A comprehensive glossary of terms associated with education can be found on the [Parentzone Scotland website](https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/my-school/Education%20glossary) xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
The range of qualifications taken by school pupils and the level at which they are achieved xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
Using data for individual schools as league tables implies that the schools at the top of the table are the best in Scotland and those at the bottom, the worst. This is misleading because schools often operate in very different circumstances, such as different numbers of children with additional support needs, or different job opportunites for school leavers depending on location. The context of a school should be taken into account when considering how well a school is doing. The best way to judge the performance of a school when using this dataset is to compare a school to its 'virtual comparator'. The 'virtu​al comparator' is a sample group of pupils from other parts of Scotland who have the same characteristics as the young people in the corresponding school. This is fairer than comparing one school directly with another. xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
The presentation of schools data here ensures that individual children cannot be identified. Where data is missing from tables in this dataset, it has been omitted to preserve the confidentiality of individuals. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:statistics.enquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
April 24, 2018 15:17 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
November 23, 2018 15:39 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
The percentage of the schools leavers’ cohort gaining SQA National awards at SCQF levels 1 to 7. This measure takes account of all awards achieved in the senior phase (S4-S6) by school leavers. When a pupil has been awarded a course at a SCQF level, they will be counted in the corresponding level in this dataset. For example, a pupil gaining three awards at SCQF level 4 would be counted as: *- '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. Breadth and Depth are two of the seven principles of design for the [Curriculum for Excellence](https://www.education.gov.scot/scottish-education-system/policy-for-scottish-education/policy-drivers/cfe-%28building-from-the-statement-appendix-incl-btc1-5%29/What%20is%20Curriculum%20for%20Excellence) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breadth-and-depth
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
Spring 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Education, Skills and Training http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/education-skills-and-training
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Schools - Breadth and Depth of Qualifications xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Education, Skills and Training http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/education-skills-and-training
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Schools - Breadth and Depth of Qualifications xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/breadth-and-depth
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/breadth-and-depth http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/breadth-and-depth
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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