Politicians praise pupils as exam pass rates grow higher and higher
PUPILS in Argyll have been praised for their academic achievement as tens of thousand of students across Scotland received their Higher exam results via text, email and post on Tuesday.
Although specific figures were not confirmed at the time of going to press, Argyll and Bute’s MP and MSP, Brendan O’Hara and Michael Russell, offered their congratulations to young people across the region in a joint statement, saying: ‘Congratulations to all our young people across Argyll and Bute for achieving a new high in this year’s exams.
‘Local attainment has gone up again this year, an indication that no matter how hard the task, pupils are keen to learn and keen to succeed.
‘We are very proud of those who will build the future of Scotland. But even if some of them didn’t achieve the grades they wanted, they musn’t despair - they still have more chances ahead.’
This year, more than 1120 pupils across the region sat higher and advanced higher qualifications.
Many pupils in the area also gained alternative certificates - including Scottish Vocational Qualifications’ ASDAN’S (Award scheme development and accreditation network), Duke of Edinburgh, and Prince’s Trust awards.
Councillor Rory Colville, Argyll and Bute council’s policy spokesman for education, said: ‘I would offer my sincere congratulations to all of our pupils on their achievements, and on the hard work they have put into exams during this year. In addition, I would like to recognise the support of staff in all our schools and the parents of our pupils who have encouraged their young people in all of their individual achievements.
‘ We will continue to build on the considerable work undertaken in session 2014/2015 to ensure continuing success for future groups of our young people participating in the new qualifications framework.’