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SQA Results 2019

7 August 2019 | Tagged: Senior School, Junior School, School Community

The 2019 SQA results have once again demonstrated tremendous achievement and success for High School senior pupils. The results reflect the hard work and dedication of our young people, the commitment of our teaching staff and the unfailing support of parents and families.

Here at the High School we endeavour to encourage every young person to give the very best of themselves in every circumstance. This ethos is borne out not only in such excellent examination results – each of which contains the personal stories and achievements of individual pupils – but also in the wonderful levels of all-round participation by pupils in the life and opportunities of the School from sports and expressive arts to DofE and the many clubs and societies.

There is little doubt that our young people deserve every congratulations on their SQA success this summer. 


From the Rector, Mr John O'Neill

“I am immensely proud of our young people who have undoubtedly given of their best in their SQA courses and examinations. I am deeply grateful to my colleagues for their expertise and selfless commitment, and I wish to thank school parents and families for their valuable support in aiding such success. Congratulations to all.”


In Fifth Year, where our open presentation policy once again saw all pupils sit 5 Highers or more, pupils achieved on average 5.02 Higher passes each.  92.7% of passes were grade A and B with a record 80% grade A passes, the overall pass rate this year was 98.5% (the national average pass rate being 74.8%). 17 Higher subjects achieved a 100% pass rate with the remaining 3 Higher subjects achieving 95% pass rate or greater. 

A record 57 pupils (54%) secured 5 or more Higher passes at grade A.

Our Fourth Year performed very highly, with an excellent 96.1% pass rate; 77% at grade A. 8 National 5 subjects achieved a 100% pass rate.

36 pupils gained 8 or 9 National 5 grade A passes.

At Advanced Higher, our Sixth Year performed extremely well with a pass rate of 86% with 50.7% at grade A. 18 pupils gained 3 or 4 A grades at Advanced Higher level; and 10 Advanced Higher subjects gained a 100% pass rate.

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