College’s strong showing in exams
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.”