Positive Outcomes Highlighted on Exam Results Day07/08/18
Paul Clancy, Executive director of Dundee City Council’s children and families service said:
"I am very pleased to see the positive outcomes for our young people from the recent Scottish Qualification Authority examination presentations.
“Young people across Dundee worked extremely hard to prepare for these exams and today over 2,700 will receive results that will help them to plan for the next steps in their futures.
"I would like to congratulate them on their achievements and thank our school staff for their efforts, and our parents, carers and families for all the support they provide for their young people during the very stressful period of examinations
"The city council’s children and families service is now analysing the exam data and a full report on the details will be presented to committee later this session.
"Information from the exam results will also help to plan for the new school year ahead.
"The percentage of S4 pupils gaining five or more awards at SCQF level 5 or better has remained stable this year at 29%, and 74 pupils were awarded six National 5s at Grade A.
"Higher results at S5 have improved this year with 651 S5 pupils passing one or more at grades A-C this year.
“In this year’s exams 85 young people achieved Grade A passes in all their Higher awards and 136 pupils achieved five Higher awards at grades A to C.
“In 2018, 40 pupils passed Higher or Advanced Higher awards in stages S3 and S4, earlier than usual.
“This year 163 pupils in our S6 cohort gained at least one Advanced Higher.
"Staff are available in secondary schools this week to give young people and their families advice and support, and to discuss all their possible options."