COVID-19 statement (updated Feb 2022)The time period covered by these statistics means that the results will be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In particular, the cancellation of exams and external assessment of coursework in 2020, and the use of the Alternative Certification Model in 2021, will have affected the attainment of many 2020/21 school leavers. It is also likely that the pandemic will have continued to affect the destination choices made by, and opportunities available to, some school leavers in 2020/21. The impacts of these different approaches to certification upon school leaver attainment means that care should be taken when making comparisons over time. The attainment data provides an accurate reflection of the attainment with which school leavers in Scotland left school; for this reason attainment data for 2020/21, 2019/20 and previous years are presented together. Full COVID-19 statement.
In person support in using Insight is available through our Insight Advisors.Advisor Offer - More information on what the Advisors can offer.
Resource to Support Analysis of 20/21 Data - The Insight Advisors have prepared a resource to assist users in their analysis of recent results.
Introduction to InsightInitial resources to help you navigate, use and understand Insight.
About Insight - Background to Insight as a benchmarking tool
Insight Tariff Note - Details of Insight's Tariff Scale
Tariff Calculator - Quickly calculate Insight Tariff Points for the most common courses and units
Literacy and Numeracy Briefing Paper - Literacy and Numeracy in a policy context
Frequently asked questions
Using InsightIn depth resources looking at a particular aspect of Insight to help support improvement in your school
Deep Dive 1: Course Comparator - Comparing attainment in SQA graded courses
Deep Dive 2: Recognising Achievement - Capturing wider achievement in Insight
Deep Dive 3: Guide to Insight Tariff - Using Insight's tariff scale to understand attainment
Deep Dive 6: Deprivation Data - Using deprivation data to inform improvements in learning and teaching
Deep Dive 7: Destinations - Linking attainment to post-school participation