‘Young people have performed very well’
“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