We are delighted to share another set of very successful exam results for 2019. Examination results across the board were first class, particularly at Higher where our pupils achieved the second highest results on the school’s Higher record and bucked a national attainment trend.
St Columba’s produced an outstanding set of Higher results. 26 pupils (42% of the cohort) achieved five A grades and the pass rate was a strong 94.3%. These are the second highest results on record and an increase of over 10% on the last 2 years. These strong statistics buck the national trend where Higher results fell by two percentage points to 74.8%.
Meanwhile, at Advanced Higher, the results are superb with 92.4% pass rate and an outstanding 59.5% A grades (again, the second best on record). At National 5, the 97% pass rate is very good – moving on to Higher this coming academic year, pupils have a solid foundation on which to progress their studies.
These highly impressive results reflect the talent and hard work of all the pupils and staff who have worked so well together to achieve them. All staff and pupils deserve many congratulations for their success.
Our results reinforce the school’s excellent academic success and we are delighted to see the strong progress being made by all our pupils. They have much to be proud of and we will continue to focus on ensuring that each pupil aims high and fulfils their true potential as we start the new academic year.
A Message from the Rector, Mrs Angus, to all pupils (and staff) receiving results today:
“I want to congratulate all of you receiving results today. I do hope you have the grades you aspired to achieve.
“For those of you who are disappointed please do not be disheartened. Such results are never the end of the road, only the next step along the way. Be assured that our staff will be on hand to give you all the support you need and we will go forward together.
“If your results are positive then enjoy the moment, because you’ve earned it. You should be rightly proud that your determination, effort and talent has shone through and been rewarded accordingly.
“I also want to pay tribute to our staff, who have gone above and beyond for our pupils. They have delivered demanding course programmes with imagination, flair and considerable thought for the learning needs of their pupils.”