Exam Results

Our open presentation policy for public examinations consistently provides our pupils with examination results  above the average performance in Scottish Independent Schools.

*SQA figures are percentages of presentations

Summary of SQA Results 2021 

Summary of SQA Examination Results 2021***

S4 National 5

Presentations: 1947
Grade A: 75.67
Grade B: 15.25
Grade C: 6.12

Grades A & B: 90.92
Grades A – C: 97.04

S5 Highers

Presentations: 1130
Grade A: 75.40
Grade B: 14.69
Grade C: 6.81

Grades A & B: 90.09
Grades A – C: 96.90

S6 Highers

Presentations: 284
Grade A: 56.34
Grade B: 25.35
Grade C: 14.44

Grades A & B: 81.69
Grades A – C: 96.13

S6 Advanced Higher

Presentations: 417
Grade A: 73.32
Grade B: 17.31
Grade C: 7.93

Grades A & B: 90.63
Grades A – C: 98.56

***Following the cancellation of SQA Examinations in 2021, these are the results of assessment under the SQA Alternative Certification Model 2021 Figures are percentages of presentations

Summary of SQA Examination Results 2020**

S4 National 5

Presentations: 1877
Grade A: 71.66
Grade B: 17.37
Grade C: 8.36

Grades A & B: 89.03
Grades A – C: 97.39

S5 Highers

Presentations: 1156
Grade A: 69.55
Grade B: 19.38
Grade C: 9.43

Grades A & B: 88.93
Grades A – C: 98.36

S6 Highers

Presentations: 260
Grade A: 50.77
Grade B: 30.77
Grade C: 15.38

Grades A & B: 81.54
Grades A – C: 96.92

S6 Advanced Higher

Presentations: 360
Grade A: 69.74
Grade B: 20.0
Grade C: 8.6

Grades A & B: 89.74
Grades A – C: 97.89

** Following the cancellation of the SQA Examinations in 2020, these results followed the SQA Alternative Certification Model for that year. Figures are percentages of presentations

Summary of SQA Examination Results 2019*

S4 National 5

Presentations: 1853
Grade A: 72.9
Grade B: 15.3
Grade C: 6.8

Grades A & B: 88.1
Grades A – C: 94.9

S5 Highers

Presentations: 1072
Grade A: 66.9
Grade B: 17.9
Grade C: 10.3

Grades A & B: 84.8
Grades A – C: 95.1

S6 Highers

Presentations: 305
Grade A: 37.4
Grade B: 28.5
Grade C: 19.3

Grades A & B: 65.9
Grades A – C: 85.2

S6 Advanced Higher

Presentations: 300
Grade A: 56.0
Grade B: 23.7
Grade C: 14.3

Grades A & B: 79.7
Grades A – C: 94

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass rate = 100%
Average score: 38.8 out of 45***

***With one pupil achieving the maximum score of 45 points


Summary of SQA Results 2018

Summary of SQA Examination Results 2018*

S4 National 5

Presentations: 1785
Grade A: 70.0 *
Grade B: 17.5
Grade C: 7.5

Grades A & B: 87.6
Grades A – C: 95.1

S5 Highers

Presentations: 962
Grade A: 58.1
Grade B: 24.8
Grade C: 11.5

Grades A & B: 83.0
Grades A – C: 94.5

S6 Highers

Presentations: 284
Grade A: 39.4
Grade B: 30.6
Grade C: 18.3

Grades A & B: 70.1
Grades A – C: 88.4

S6 Advanced Higher

Presentations: 295
Grade A: 53.9
Grade B: 27.5
Grade C: 16.3

Grades A & B: 81.4
Grades A – C: 97.6

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass rate = 94.4% (100% for pupils sitting IB for the first time)
Average score: 36.8**

**This is those who sat the IB for the first time


Summary of SQA Examination Results 2017*

S4 National 5

Presentations: 1723
Grade A: 66.6 *
Grade B: 19.2
Grade C: 8.9

Grades A & B: 85.8
Grades A – C: 94.8

S5 Highers

Presentations: 925
Grade A: 53.8
Grade B: 25.0
Grade C: 13.4

Grades A & B: 78.8
Grades A – C: 92.2

S6 Highers

Presentations: 301
Grade A: 33.6
Grade B: 28.9
Grade C: 22.6

Grades A & B: 62.5
Grades A – C: 85.0

S6 Advanced Higher

Presentations: 330
Grade A: 57.6
Grade B: 24.8
Grade C: 12.1

Grades A & B: 82.4
Grades A – C: 94.5

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass rate = 100%
Average score: 35