Midlothian Exam Results show Improvement in Attainment

Tuesday August 9th 2016

Midlothian Council reports some record improvements in exam results this year.

In S4 some of the highlights include an improvement at National 5 level with 38.5% of pupils achieving five or more awards at this level which is up 5.7% on last year’s initial data. At higher level and advanced higher level, by the end of S6, there were some record achievements with 29% of pupils achieving five or more highers, 41% achieving three or more highers and 61% achieving one or more higher by the end of S6.

Councillor Bob Constable, Cabinet member for Education, said: “These results are very encouraging and show significant improvements in attainment by the end of S6 building on last year’s hard work. Well done to all the pupils and staff who have made this year such a success. Again, throughout this period of ongoing curricular change we have been impressed by the hard work, commitment and dedication of pupils, staff and parents.”

There are now new attainment measures in place with the implementation of the new qualifications and further data will be available in late September.

Pupils or parents who have any queries regarding the results should contact their local school directly. Councillor Constable said:
“We want pupils to know staff members are here to offer advice and support. The ongoing implementation of the new qualifications as part of Curriculum for Excellence is continuing to improve opportunities for young people to build on the experiences and qualifications they have gained in order to move into a ‘positive destination’ such as university, a college place, apprenticeship or work experience.”

The record improvements in attainment by the end of S6 follow the recent improvements in positive sustained destinations, with 93% of Midlothian pupils now moving into a sustained destination which is our highest ever recorded figure and a 3% improvement on the previous year.

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