Col­lege’s strong show­ing in ex­ams

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Leona Greenan

Hamil­ton Col­lege this week re­ported an­other im­prove­ment in the school’s SQA ex­am­i­na­tion re­sults for 2018.

Pupils have once again shown a strong per­for­mance, achiev­ing high per­cent­age pass rates.

At Na­tional 5, 95 per cent of young­sters achieved a pass at A to C.

And at Higher level, the A-C pass rate is 97 per cent, while at Ad­vanced Higher, 95 per cent achieved an A-C pass.

Pupils also achieved 100 per cent A-C pass rates in 15 of the Higher sub­jects of­fered at the school, and an im­pres­sive 10 of the 12 sub­jects of­fered at Ad­vanced Higher also saw a 100 per cent pass rate at A-C.

The school’s Higher A-C pass rate of 97 per cent is sig­nif­i­cantly higher than the 77 per cent na­tional av­er­age.

Like­wise, the Hamil­ton Col­lege Na­tional 5 A-C passes are at 95 per cent ver­sus the 78 per cent na­tional fig­ure, while the Ad­vanced Higher A-C pass rate of 95 per cent com­pares to a na­tional av­er­age of 81 per cent.

Tom Mcphail, prin­ci­pal, said:“i con­grat­u­late all our young peo­ple on what are, once again, an ex­cel­lent set of ex­am­i­na­tion re­sults that high­light the con­tin­ued progress the school is mak­ing.

“We are proud of all our young peo­ple and their en­deav­ours and thank them for their hard work. This year’s re­sults will see pupils leav­ing Hamil­ton Col­lege to progress to top uni­ver­si­ties through­out Scot­land and the UK to read for a wide va­ri­ety of de­grees across var­i­ous dis­ci­plines.

“I wish con­tin­ued suc­cess to all those leav­ing us this year. I would also like to pay trib­ute to the staff within the school who teach, en­thuse, mo­ti­vate and nur­ture our young peo­ple, from an early age, to en­sure that they max­imise their po­ten­tials.

“I would also thank our par­ents and fam­i­lies who have been ex­tremely sup­port­ive and con­tin­u­ally en­cour­age their chil­dren in a pos­i­tive man­ner through­out the year.”

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