Stu­dents make the grade

The Oban Times - - Community News -

LOMOND school in He­lens­burgh is de­lighted with the aca­demic achieve­ments of its young peo­ple in this year’s SQA ex­am­i­na­tions.

Al­most half of all Higher and Ad­vanced Higher pre­sen­ta­tions re­sulted in an ‘A’ pass this year. While one fifth of all S5 pupils achieved five A passes at Higher grade.

Prin­ci­pal Jo­hanna Urquhart said: ‘It is lovely to see how well our pupils have done af­ter all their hard work. Lomond School is not an aca­dem­i­cally se­lec­tive school and we have an open pre­sen­ta­tion pol­icy. To have so many A passes is out­stand­ing and I would like to con­grat­u­late our young peo­ple and teach­ers on all of their ef­forts.’

S6 pupil Lucy Met­calf gained three A Band 1s, the high­est pos­si­ble achieve­ment, at Ad­vanced Higher and is go­ing on to study chem­i­cal physics at the Univer­sity of Glas­gow this year: ‘I wasn’t too ner­vous as I had al­ready got the re­sults I needed to get into uni, but I still re­ally wanted to do well. I re­ally en­joyed the Ad­vanced Higher course­work and feel well pre­pared for go­ing on to study at uni.’

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