Waiting over as exam results arrive

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The waiting is over! Pupils across Dumfries and Galloway took delivery of their Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) today.

Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of Dumfroes and Galloway Council’s Education Committee, said: “Given the significant changes made to the exam system by the Scottish Government, this year’s S4 results can’t be compared with previous years as new exams and structures apply and these results will, therefore, need more time to assess. However, in those areas which are directly comparable with previous years there has again been a very positive rise in attainment. For S5/S6 Highers and Advanced Highers there is an improvement in six out of seven measures. So, I’d like to say well done to our pupils and thank you to our staff.”

SQA: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/65952.2512.html

There was an increase in the percentage of pupils gaining S6 1+ Higher, 3+ Highers, 5+ Highers, 1+ Advanced Higher, S5 1+ Higher and 3+ Highers.