Mr Nicholls: The 2016 SQA results have been the best collective set of results in the history of the school and I was extremely pleased and proud to stand in front of staff during the in-service days and with pupils at their assemblies to present the overall figures for each of the reported categories. Whilst I appreciate their will be individual pupils disappointed with their own results we should all be very pleased with the collective results across the school.
The results for each of the year groups are detailed below:
% of pupils with 5 or more awards at National 3, 4 and 5 94.9 (7th best ever results)
% of pupils with 5 or more awards at National 4 and 5 81.9 (3rd best ever result)
% of pupils with 5 or more awards at National 5 42.6 (2nd best ever result)
1+L6 – pupils with 1 or more Higher awards 57.8 (best ever result)
3+L6 – pupils with 3 or more Higher awards 34.9 (best ever result)
5+L6 – pupils with 5 or more Higher awards 13.4 (best ever result)
% of pupils with 1 or more Higher awards 59.4 (2nd best ever result)
% of pupils with 3 or more Higher awards 40.2 (3rd best ever result)
% of pupils with 5 or more Higher awards 27.2 (2nd best ever result)
% of pupils with 1 or more Advanced Higher awards 20.1 (2nd best ever result)
Over the last 3 years the school has recorded its best ever results in each of the recorded categories and that is a marked improvement from our last Education Scotland inspection in 2011.
I am also delighted to inform you that our top academic awards this session will go to the following pupils:
Eilidh Murphy School Dux – 5 ‘A’ Highers
Aimee Cameron Proxime Accessit – 5 ‘A’ Highers
It should also be noted that in fourth year we had 11 pupils with 7 ‘A’ grade National 5 awards and 1 with 8 ‘A’ grade National 5 awards
8 A’ grade National 5s
7 ‘A’ grade National 5s
However, whether it is 5 ‘A’ grade Highers or 7 ‘A’ grade National 5s, what is important that pupils achieved at their own level and received credit for all their hard work last session.