High school students and staff enjoy exams success
STUDENTS and staff at Tobermory high school are celebrating the school’s excellent exam results in the 2015 SQA exams.
These results were the best overall in the last 10 years and continue the trend upward over the last few years.
Head teacher Craig Biddock said: ‘At National Three and Four levels the school had 100 per cent pass rates graded A- C. At National Five level across S4- 6 there was an A- C pass rate based on entries of 91.6 per cent (the national A- C pass rate was 73.3 per cent) and an A-D pass rate of 93.7 (national level was 80.6 per cent).
‘For the second year in a row 50 per cent of entries were graded as A passes. This compares with a national pass rate at grade A of 30.1 per cent.
‘At Higher level we also exceeded the national pass rates for exam passed at A- C and A-D grades.
‘The combined S5/6 A- C pass rate based on exam entries was 86.6 per cent (national 78 per cent) and A-D passes 90.7 per cent (national 86 per cent). There were very good pass rates across all subjects. Further, when we analyse the percentage of S5 and S6 leaving with three or more Highers or five or more Highers, we have seen a large improvement over 10 years with a huge jump in 2013-14 and 2014-15. These results are something for the school and wider community to be very proud of.’