S6 highers results up 10% on 2014

Tuesday August 7th 2018

Dalkeith High School

Midlothian Council have reported an improving trend in exam results this year for Midlothian school leavers. As they continue to encourage more pupils to stay on until the end of S6, more are achieving higher grade results.

By the end of S6, at higher level, 61% of pupils have achieved one or more highers, up 10% when compared with 2014. 41% achieved three or more highers, up 5% when compared with 2014 and 28% of pupils achieved five or more highers, up 1% point when compared with 2014.

The results are compared to 2014 as that is when changes to highers began to be phased in.

Councillor Jim Muirhead, Midlothian’s cabinet member for education, said:

“These results for our school leavers at the end of S6 are very encouraging and show some great results at higher level by the end of S6, in particular when compared with 2014. 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 as we continue to build our world-class education system in Midlothian.”

As in previous years, the council want pupils to know that staff members are available to offer advice and support. If any pupils or parents have any queries regarding the results, they are advised that they contact their local school directly.

The improvements in attainment by the end of S6 follow the recent improvements in sustained positive destinations, which show a total of 94.4% of Midlothian pupils now securing and sustaining a positive destination. This is the council’s highest ever recorded figure.

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