asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of school leavers in Scotland for each year since 1978.
The information requested is as follows:
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Number of leavers
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of school leavers with the minimum university entrance qualifications for each year since 1978, and how many failed to obtain entrance to university in each year.
Generally, the minimum requirement for university entrance is three highers and two O grades (or equivalent): entrance requirements for individual faculties or courses may be higher. The numbers of school leavers with three or more highers were as follows:
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