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East Renfrewshire pupils deliver outstanding SQA exam results

Attainment continues to rise across the board

Exams 2019

Pupils across East Renfrewshire have excelled across the board, with another year of outstanding exam results.

Attainment continues to rise with very strong Higher and Advanced Higher results and record-breaking performance in S4. These achievements are a tribute to the hard work of pupils, exceptionally well supported by our staff and parents, all of whom contribute to this impressive performance in the Council area.

As thousands of children from across the area celebrate their achievements today (Tuesday 6 August) East Renfrewshire Council's Convener for Education and Equalities, Councillor Paul O'Kane, has welcomed the results.

It takes hard work and dedication to achieve such fantastic results and once again our pupils across the whole area have raised the bar. With record-breaking National 5 results, as well as another extremely strong performance in Higher and Advanced Higher results, the achievements of our pupils never cease to impress me. These results are a tribute to the hard work of pupils, exceptionally well supported by our staff and parents, all of whom contribute to this impressive performance across the area. It is also extremely pleasing that the S4 and S5 attainment gap has been narrowed which highlights that our approaches to learning and teaching from the earliest stages are continuing to deliver strong results. Well done to everyone for another year of excellent results. Councillor Paul O'Kane, Convener for Education and Equalities

Key achievements include:

  • 78% of S4 pupils across East Renfrewshire achieved 5 or more National 5 passes (up from 75% in 2018) - the best ever performance.
  • 20% of S4 pupils achieved 8 or more As at National 5.
  • Eastwood, St Ninian's and Woodfarm high schools all achieved best ever S4 results.
  • St Luke's High School had its best ever performance for the proportion of pupils achieving 5 or more awards at National 4.
  • The proportion of S4 pupils in Barrhead High who achieved 5 or more awards at National 5 increased by nearly 9% to 60%, the second highest result ever.
  • 44% of S5 pupils gained 5 or more Highers - the second highest performance ever.
  • Barrhead and Williamwood High School had their best ever S5 results for 5 or more Highers.
  • Mearns Castle High School maintained very high attainment across key S5 measures.
  • 165 pupils across East Renfrewshire achieved 5 or more As at Higher.
  • At Advanced Higher in S6, the performance across the authority was also very strong with 40% achieving 1 or more Advanced Higher awards.

In working towards East Renfrewshire Council's vision for Education - Everyone Attaining, Everyone Achieving through Excellent Experiences - a systematic, detailed and rigorous analysis of pupil performance, from nursery through to secondary, is used to ensure a targeted approach for every child.

This rigorous tracking and monitoring system focused on each individual pupil is at the heart of the council's success in raising the bar for all.

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