Exam results show improvement
Many young people across Rutherglen and Cambuslang celebrated when they received their exam results yesterday (Tuesday).
South Lanarkshire Council said early analysis of the results – which were distributed by post, text message and email – showed there had been improvement across all areas.
Students aged 15 to 18 received results for National 5, Higher and Advanced higher tests completed in May and June.
Jim Gilhooly, executive director of education at South Lanarkshire Council, said: “This is an exciting time of the year for young people and their families as they receive their exam results from the SQA. I offer my congratulations to all this year’s candidates on their achievements.
“Early indications are that young people in South Lanarkshire have performed very well and results across all areas continue to improve. This is testament to the hard work of the pupils and their teachers and the levels of support provided by parents and carers and clearly demonstrates that our young people have high ambitions and are achieving success.”
He added: “Exam results are important but they need to be considered in the context of the development of a range of skills and competencies as these are also important factors in enabling young people to enter the world of work or to move into further or higher education.
“Whilst the majority will receive the grades they were hoping for we should also remember that even if there has been some disappointment there is always support and guidance on hand to help everyone build on their achievements in a positive way.”
Councillor Jean McKeown, chair of the education resources committee, said: “It is great to see so many young people achieve the success they deserve and my congratulations go to all pupils who gained a wide range of national qualifications and awards. It is a reward for all their hard work and the support provided by our teachers.”