Top Scot­tish ti­tle and record-break­ing re­sults

Strathearn Herald - - SPECIAL FEATURE -

As Dol­lar pre­pares to launch its bi­cen­te­nary year in June 2018, it re­mains one of Scot­land’s best per­form­ing in­de­pen­dent schools, highly re­garded by par­ents.

Dol­lar was re­cently named The Sun­day Times Scot­tish In­de­pen­dent Sec­ondary School of the Year, hav­ing moved up the aca­demic league ta­bles to third in Scot­land.

Pupils study the Scot­tish cur­ricu­lum and ben­e­fit from the widest choice of Highers any­where in the coun­try.

In 2017, pupils set a new school record with a 98 per cent pass rate at Higher level and al­most a third of the year group achieved five or more A-grades.

Re­sults at National 5 level were just as ex­cel­lent, with an A-grade pass rate of 72.5 per cent.

But learn­ing ex­tends well be­yond the class­room. Dol­lar has over 70 co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties, rang­ing from sport and the arts to aca­demic clubs, vol­un­teer­ing, the Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s Award and a Com­bined Cadet Force with over 300 mem­bers.

Many ac­tiv­i­ties are pur­sued to a high level – Dol­lar has pro­duced national and in­ter­na­tional per­form­ers in many ar­eas, par­tic­u­larly sport, mu­sic and art.

How­ever, Dol­lar is fo­cused on par­tic­i­pa­tion as much as ex­cel­lence and pro­vi­sion is such that chil­dren of all abil­i­ties can find some­thing they en­joy.

Dol­lar pro­vides a stim­u­lat­ing and friendly en­vi­ron­ment for learn­ing.

The rich cur­ricu­lum of­fers flex­i­bil­ity and choice, and the sup­port from teach­ers and form tu­tors is sec­ond to none.

The school re­mains a pop­u­lar op­tion for lo­cal fam­i­lies and the ex­ten­sive net­work of bus routes en­sures con­ve­nient travel to and from the cam­pus.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion Chil­dren of all abil­i­ties can find some­thing they en­joy

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