High school stu­dents and staff en­joy ex­ams suc­cess

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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