‘Young peo­ple have per­formed very well’

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

“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.”

Stu­dents at Fern­hill School have also en­joyed suc­cess, with the pri­vate school re­port­ing its best ever exam re­sults this year.

S5 pupils at­tained a 97 per cent pass rate, with 87 per cent of re­sults at A or B grade.

Ad­vanced Higher pupils achieved a 100 per cent pass rate again his year and 92 per cent of th­ese were A grade re­sults.

All S6 pupils have gone on to their cho­sen ca­reer paths. Forty per cent of the school’s UCAS ap­pli­cants se­cured cour­ses in the pro­fes­sions of medicine, den­tistry and law with the re­main­der read­ing their cho­sen cour­ses at lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties.

Dr Laura Murphy, head teacher of Fern­hill School, said: “We are very proud of our pupils’ suc­cess this year, which is tes­ta­ment to their ef­forts and the hard work of the teach­ers at Fern­hill School. Our spe­cial ethos and com­mit­ment to in­di­vid­u­alised learn­ing at Fern­hill School gain the best from our pupils and aid them to re­alise their full po­ten­tial.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to all our pupils on an out­stand­ing set of exam re­sults.”

Ad­vice is avail­able to pupils by either con­tact­ing their school or by call­ing Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land (SDS) who will op­er­ate an Exam Re­sults Helpline to­day,Wed­nes­day, and to­mor­row from 8am to 8pm and then from 9am to 5pm un­til Au­gust 17. Tele­phone 0808 100 8000 or log on to www.skills­de­velpo­mentscot­land. co.uk.

The SQA can­di­date ad­vice line will give gen­eral in­for­ma­tion to young peo­ple and an­swer ques­tions about how their Scot­tish Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Cer­tifi­cates are laid out, tele­phone 0345 279 100 or visit www.sqa.org.uk

De­light­edMon­ica Lo­gan achieved three A grades in her Ad­vanced Highers, whilst Erin McQuil­lan and Han­nah Robert­son both at­tained eight As at Na­tional 5

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