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Table 1 AES by special educational needs, age and education support

From: Poly-substance use and sexual risk behaviours: a cross-sectional comparison of adolescents in mainstream and alternative education settings

Alternative Education Settings in the Study
ID Location Pupil Type Agesa Type of Education
AES1 East of Scotland Special educational needs 12–16 Individualized education for pupils with Special Educational Needs
AES2 East of Scotland Requires personal, social and practical skills to move from school to work 15–17 Standard Grades (replaced Scottish ‘O’ Grades), word processing skills, job search skills, workshops and work placements
AES3 East of Scotland Academic difficulties; literacy issues 12–16 Individualized education, develop personal and social skills
AES4 East of Scotland Pregnant girls or young mothers 14–17 Standard Grades
AES5 East of Scotland Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, 12–16 Individualized education, develop personal and social skills
AES6 East of Scotland Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; academic difficulties 14–17 Additional support needs, develop personal and social skills
AES7 East of Scotland Academic difficulties 16–19 Job search skills, workshops and work placements
AES8 East of Scotland Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; academic difficulties 16–19 Additional support needs, develop personal and social skills
AES9 West of Scotland Physical disabilities; complex learning difficulties 5–18 Additional support needs, develop personal and social skills
AES10 West of Scotland Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; moderate learning difficulties 14–18 Vocational skill development
AES11 West of Scotland Special educational needs 5–19 Individualized education for pupils with Special Educational Needs
AES12 West of Scotland Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties 12–17 Individualized education, develop personal and social skills
  1. aSurvey data was collected from pupils aged 14–17 years, these age ranges are included to show the wider demographics of the schools surveyed