Two of our pupils have received recognition of their academic achievements at the highest level.
On Friday, Fiona Trew, former Head Girl from the Class of 2010, attended the SQA STAR Awards along with her parents, and Gareth Edwards, Principal.
Fiona was selected by SQA as one of only three candidates for the SQA Academic Excellence Award 2010 and received a highly commended trophy for achieving outstanding Advanced Higher results, her track record of winning gold medals in National Maths competitions, her success in athletics and involvement to Gold level in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, in which she took part in a trip to Kenya to help build and resource an orphanage.
Gareth Edwards said of Fiona’s success, “This is a tremendous achievement for Fiona. It is not the first time a Watson's pupil has been so honoured. Last year, Andrew Robertson (Class of 2009) was highly commended and in 2007 Pierrick Athukorala (Class of 2008) won the Award.
“Such recognition – more than for any other school in Scotland, I believe – is testimony not only to the talents of our pupils but also to the superb preparation, encouragement and guidance given by our staff.”
However Fiona is not the only pupil whose achievement in SQA examinations has gained external recognition.
On Saturday Caitlin Fitzgerald (S6) was presented with a certificate in recognition of being one of only four pupils who gained 100 per cent in their Modern Studies Highers this year. The ceremony took place at the Scottish Parliament.