D&G is top class in education

Dumfries and Galloway is one of the top education authorities in Scotland by the end of S4 as measured by average total tariff scores.

Tariff scores are a means of allocating points to compare qualifications used for entry to higher and further education.

Each grade in all levels of qualification is assigned a number of points – from 120 points for a grade A at an Advanced Higher, to one point for an Access 2 unit.

In the 2013 exam diet our S4 pupils attained the second highest average tariff score of the 32 authorities in Scotland for the 80 percent highest attaining pupils with a score of 248 and the seventh highest average tariff score of the 32 authorities in Scotland for the 20 percent lowest attaining pupils with a score of 90.

In both measures there has been an increasing trend over the past six years.

Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of education committee, said: “This is an excellent performance and a great credit to all the staff and pupils involved.”