Record improvements in Exam Results

Tuesday August 8th 2017

Dalkeith High School Main

The council is reporting record improvements in some exam results this year.

In S5, at higher level, Midlothian has achieved its highest ever recorded levels with 55% of pupils attaining one or more highers (5% improvement when compared with 2016) and 31% of pupils achieving three or more highers (3% improvement when compared with 2016).

Councillor Jim Muirhead, Cabinet member for Education, said: “These results are very encouraging and show record results by the end of S5 in particular. Well done to all the pupils and staff who have made this year such a success. We continue to be impressed by the hard work, commitment and dedication of pupils, staff and parents.”

There are now new attainment measures called Insight in place with the implementation of the new qualifications in the Senior Phase and further data will be available in late September with attainment reports being presented to Council in December and May each year.

Staff members are on hand to offer advice and support. If any pupils or parents have any queries regarding the results, please contact your local school directly.

​The record improvements in attainment by the end of S5 come as 95% of Midlothian pupils now leave school and move into what’s known as a ‘positive destination’ such as an apprenticeship or further education. The 95% figure is our highest ever recorded, ranking Midlothian joint 5th when compared with the 32 local authorities in Scotland.

While the council is pleased with these initial indicative results, there is more to do, at some levels. The council remains committed to improving outcomes for our children and young people in Midlothian.

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