Strong exam performance by Highland pupils
Highland pupils have again displayed a strong exam performance, as results are revealed.
Exam candidates across the Highlands got their results by text, email or by post this morning. Pupils sat the new Higher exams for the first time.
The formal analysis data on the performance of Highland schools will not be available until September. However our own initial internal analysis suggests that Highland schools have once again performed highly, as expected. Performance in S5 has improved while performance in S4 is down slightly.
Four hundred and forty three pupils achieved five Highers in one sitting. This is significantly more than 2014 (three hundred and sixty one).
Seventy seven pupils attained five straight A’s including thirteen pupils at Millburn Academy, ten at Thurso High, eight at Culloden Academy, seven at Dingwall Academy and Inverness Royal Academy, six at Fortrose Academy and four at Nairn Academy. (Seventy six pupils attained five straight A’s in 2014 and fifty five in 2013).
Councillor Drew Millar, Chairman of the Highland Council’s Education, Children & Adult Services Committee, praised pupils. He said: “I am delighted to hear that all the hard work put in by pupils, families and staff has delivered a good set of results for the Highlands. I wish to congratulate them all and offer my best wishes for whatever pathway the pupils pursue in the future.”