Message from the Principal - exam results: updated with A and AS Level

Published on 24 August 2010 by Mr Gareth Edwards Categories: Senior School

Senior SchoolOnce again I congratulate pupils on their achievements in this year's examinations. All pupils will have had their individual targets and they can feel very proud of their performances. As in previous years, there has been outstanding success at all levels - Advanced Higher, A Level, Higher, AS Level, Intermediate 2, Intermediate 1, GCSE and Standard Grade.

I am particularly pleased that our open presentation policy has produced, once again, an overall pass rate in S5 Highers of 92.7%, which is the highest for the past four years, and that 54.6% of entries were at A grade, pre-appeal.

This year has seen similar success in respect of pupils achieving 5 or more A passes. Of the 240 candidates taking SQA Highers and AS Level equivalent (Art and Music) in S5, 59 (24.6%) gained 5 or more passes at A Grade.

Advanced Highers remain a popular choice amongst S6 students and the percentage of A grades - 51.4% - is outstanding. Indeed it is our best result ever.

These results are not achieved without considerable hard work and commitment on the pupils' part. The School's dedicated and professional staff has played a vital role too, as of course have parents with their encouragement and support through what can be anxious weeks in the Summer Term.

Well done to everyone involved!

Summary of – pre-appeal – Examination Results 2010

SQA figures are percentages of presentations / A Levels etc = number

S4 Standard Grade

Grade 1: 53.7
Grade 2: 27.3
Grade 3: 13.3

Grades 1 & 2: 81.0
Grades 1 - 3: 94.3

S4 Intermediate 2

Grade A: 69.8
Grade B: 19.2
Grade C: 8.2

Grades A & B: 89.0
Grades A – C: 97.2

S5 Highers

Grade A: 54.6
Grade B: 22.6
Grade C: 15.5

Grades A & B: 77.2
Grades A – C: 92.7

S6 Highers

Grade A: 16.1
Grade B: 27.2
Grade C: 25.0

Grades A & B: 43.3
Grades A – C: 68.3

S6 Advanced Higher

Grade A: 51.4
Grade B: 21.1
Grade C: 15.1

Grades A & B: 72.5
Grades A – C: 87.6

A Level Art

Presentations = 17
Grade A*: 3
Grade A: 5
Grades B: 5
Grades C: 4

AS Level Art

Presentations = 28
Grade A: 15
Grade B:  7
Grades C: 4
Grades D: 2


Presentations = 88
Grade A*: 7
Grade A: 31
Grades B: 32
Grades C: 16
Grade D: 2

A Level Music

Presentations = 4
Grade A: 1
Grades B: 3

AS Level Music

Presentations = 6
Grade A: 4
Grades B: 1

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