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#1 AlexMcIver

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 01:08 PM

Hello

There has been a lot on the news about how exam pass rates have risen. However, all they ever quote is the pass rates for English and Maths. There is never anything about other subjects or the percentages of people with A and B passes in their subjects. Are there any websites out there with this kind of information? Also, I'm curious about how many people in Scotland got 5 A Highers this year, have figures been released?

Thanks very much

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 01:27 PM

SQA uploaded a file with all such information onto their site on August 9th. I believe it is now unavailable for public access but while it was online many people viewed it and some probably saved the file. Anyone?
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Posted 16 August 2004 - 01:39 PM

Ah thanks, silly me, never thought to look at the SQA site. That's what I was looking for, though they don't seem to have released figures for the amount of people that got say 5 As, 4 As and a B etc. Silly SQA...

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 06:27 PM

Alex I'm sure if you wrote to the SQA (emailed them)- at first they would be reluctant, then u'd say "so you didnt document the figures then?" and then they'd give you the figures.
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Posted 16 August 2004 - 06:41 PM

Will this not be included in the PA report when it is released by the SQA??
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Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE(sparky @ Aug 16 2004, 06:41 PM)
Will this not be included in the PA report when it is released by the SQA??

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Are you talking about the pass rates for each subject? They can be found here.

As for the number of people who got AAAAA, I'm not sure it's published (don't quote me on that). And as for the pass marks for each subject; well, these are included in the PA report.

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 09:39 PM

Sorry - a little vague on my first reply!

The PA Report usually includes the number of people who passed that particular exam at each level A/B/C.
It also includes the percentage score required to achieve that particular threshold in the exam.

However, I do not think the SQA publish the statistics like who got AAAAA AAAAB!

You could try e-mailing like Louise said.
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 11:47 AM

Were they not in some newspaper the day the results came out?

That's not much bloody good now, though, is it Lindsay?

It was a big newspaper, I know that much. A broadsheet. My grandpa reads them. I can't even hold onto them never mind read them. tongue.gif

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 05:36 PM

Hi

I am just wondering when do the PA reports and the marking instructions come out??

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 05:48 PM

They come out in 'Autumn', but I'm not sure of the actual date. They should be out soon though.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 06:02 PM

Autumn eh? That sounds good, now that I've found out my bands I'm curious how many people got 5 band 1s. Heh, I just keep getting greedier with my quest for useless statistics tongue.gif.

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 04:17 PM

Just found a document telling you all the subjects which you can find your 'component mark' for:
Background Information on Component Marks 2004

Also, another document tell you the national component averages:
Component Averages Report 2004

The national mean for English in both Close Reading and Critical Essay is approx 50%. ohmy.gif

The national mean for Information Systems external exam was 45%. ohmy.gif ohmy.gif





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