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Aug 09

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Exam Success

Elgin Academy students have once again enjoyed a very successful set of exam results, including the best overall performance at National 5 in S4 since the new exams started, and S6 students leaving with the highest ever percentages gaining 1+, 3+ and 5+ Highers.

Across the senior phase (S4-S6), young people have achieved very well. It is important to note that not everyone can achieve, for example, 5 ‘A’s, but that many have achieved their own personal best.

As always, we await the ‘Insight’ analysis of exam data in September, but, using the traditional measures, S4 attainment is very good. 45% of the year group gained five or more passes at National 5, the best performance since the new exams started five years ago.

Higher attainment in S5 is very good. The percentage of the S4 cohort gaining five or more Highers in S5 is 20%, equalling the second best ever total set in 2014 and 2015. The percentage gaining at least three Highers is 38%, equalling the second best ever, set in 2015.

In terms of pupils achieving ‘A’s across the board, there are some remarkable successes. Five pupils achieved 5 ‘A’s at Higher in S5: Anais Bliault, Tomas Coelho, Lauren Moggach, Rebecca Nally and Frieda Welsh, with many more gaining four ‘A’s and a ‘B’.

Eighteen pupils gained 6 ‘A’s at National 5 in S4: Marina Allen, Rana Bedawi, Charlotte Bell, Beth Carmichael, Niamh Collins, Gregor Coulson, Shona Cumming, Ruby Daly, Dylan Davidson, Lindsay Elliott, Rhea Fraser, Marcus Huby, Tom Jenkins, Ronah Lynch, Zoe Mainus, Henry Morris, Callum Nairn and Conan Smith.

Some students will have been disappointed by results which are perhaps less than they expected. Senior staff were on hand to provide advice, whilst guidance staff will work with students at the beginning of next week to look afresh at course choices. In addition, the Skills Development Scotland helpline is available to provide advice: 0808 100 8000.

We are very keen to support all our students and our congratulations go to those who have achieved what they hoped for, whilst we will support and advise those who have not achieved their hopes.

Once again, the vital support of a very hardworking and committed staff was essential to this year’s success, and our thanks and appreciation go to the staff of Elgin Academy. In addition, the support of parents is crucial to success, and is very much appreciated.

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