Clever twins bag A-mazing results
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