Clever twins bag A-maz­ing re­sults

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

A set of twins from Cathkin High School had plenty to cel­e­brate when they opened their exam re­sults last week - shar­ing nine A grade Highers be­tween them.

Fraser and So­phie Al­lardyce, both 17 year old, achieved a to­tal of ten Highers, with Fraser gain­ing As in Maths, Physics, English, Bi­ol­ogy and Graphic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

So­phie got As in English, Maths, Mu­sic and Art and a B in Bi­ol­ogy.

The twins are stay­ing on at Cathkin for their sixth year, each sit­ting a fur­ther two Highers and one Ad­vanced Higher.

Fraser, who is aim­ing for a ca­reer in en­gi­neer­ing, said: “The aca­demic pres­sure will be a lit­tle lower this year and I’m look­ing for­ward to tak­ing on the lead­er­ship roles that are ex­pected of se­nior pupils.”

So­phie, who plans to go to art school and study de­sign, added: “We both feel the men­tor pro­gramme was a help this year. We stud­ied hard and the sup­port en­sured we stayed on track.”

Over­all in South La­nark­shire, 57 per­cent of S5 pupils at­tained one or more Highers.

Re­sults for S6 pupils were par­tic­u­larly no­table, with 44 per cent leav­ing school with three or more Highers, 31 per cent leav­ing with five or more Highers and 64 per cent of pupils leav­ing with one or more awards.

De­pute head Kevin McCon­nachie said: “Fraser and So­phie ben­e­fit­ted from our Higher Men­tor pro­gramme which is de­signed to al­low teach­ers to work with small groups of pupils to help keep them on course to achieve the best re­sults they can.”

High five Fraser and So­phie Al­lardyce achieved 10 highers be­tween them

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