Decision details


Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A report providing an update on the initial outcome of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) 2023 examination diet for young people in Argyll and Bute was considered.




The Committee agreed to:


1.    note the guidance from the SQA, detailed at paragraph 4.3 of the report, about qualitative comparisons of data over the last four years;


2.    note the outcome of the initial SQA examination results for pupils in academic year 2022/23, and that the performance of Argyll and Bute schools in 2023 was above the current national performance in SQA examinations in two of the four measures (National 4 and Higher) at A-C, and above all four measures (National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher) at A-D; and


3.    request that the Executive Director with responsibility for Education provide further reports to the Community Services Committee to allow the consideration of updated statistical school and national information, scheduled to be released by Insight (school data analysis tool) in September 2023 and February 2024.


(Reference: Report by Executive Director with responsibility for Education dated 24 August 2023, submitted)

Publication date: 28/08/2023

Date of decision: 24/08/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/08/2023 - Community Services Committee

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