The total number of 4th year pupils who 'legally' leave School before completing formal Education.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Fife Council,

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding the total number of 4th year pupils who 'legally' leave School before completing formal Education.

For each year from academic year 2014-2015 to 2018-2019, I would like to know the total number of fourth year pupils who were due to complete National 3, 4 or 5 qualifications but who legally left school before finishing fourth year. I am only interested in those who were in the process of undertaking these qualifications and did not complete them, not those who would not have been presented for any of these even if they had completed fourth year.

To clarify, by “legally” I mean those children who were 16 years of age by the end of February in fourth year (in accordance with the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, section 33, sub-section 2a) who were entitled to leave due to having had their entry to primary school legally deferred (they started school at age five not four -in accordance with section 32, sub-section 3 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980).

I am trying to establish how many children who would have been presented for National 3,4 or 5 qualifications if they had continued S4, left before completing these.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs L Woodland

Fife Council

Dear L Woodland,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 11/06/2019 our reference: FCIR:27456. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely,

S Guthrie
Information Management & Requests Team

Shannon Guthrie, Fife Council

Dear L Woodland,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your email dated and received 11/06/2019, our reference: FCIR
27456. 

 

I am pleased to provide the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

Request

 

This is a Freedom of Information request regarding the total number of 4th
year pupils who 'legally' leave School before completing formal Education.

For each year from academic year 2014-2015 to 2018-2019, I would like to
know the total number of fourth year pupils who were due to complete
National 3, 4 or 5 qualifications but who legally left school before
finishing fourth year. I am only interested in those who were in the
process of undertaking these qualifications and did not complete them, not
those who would not have been presented for any of these even if they had
completed fourth year.

To clarify, by “legally” I mean those children who were 16 years of age by
the end of February in fourth year (in accordance with the Education
(Scotland) Act 1980, section 33, sub-section 2a) who were entitled to
leave due to having had their entry to primary school legally deferred
(they started school at age five not four -in accordance with section 32,
sub-section 3 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980).

I am trying to establish how many children who would have been presented
for National 3,4 or 5 qualifications if they had continued S4, left before
completing these.

 

Response

 

1.       National 3

 

 a. 2014/15

 

·         0

 

 b. 2015/16

 

·         0

 

 c. 2016/17

 

·         0

 

 d. 2017/18

 

·         0

 

 e. 2018/2019

 

·         0

 

2.       National 4

 

 a. 2014/15

 

·         0

 

 b. 2015/16

 

·         0

 

 c. 2016/17

 

·         1

 

 d. 2017/18

 

·         0

 

 e. 2018/2019

 

·         0

 

3.       National 5

 

 a. 2014/15

 

·         0

 

 b. 2015/16

 

·         0

 

 c. 2016/17

 

·         0

 

 d. 2017/18

 

·         1

 

 e. 2018/2019

 

·         0

 

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Yours sincerely

 

S Guthrie

Information Management & Requests Team

 

 

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