High fives all round for Cambridge-bound Bearsden pupils

High school pupils go to Cambridge University
High school pupils go to Cambridge University

It was high fives at the High School of Glasgow as FIVE pupils won places at Cambridge to study FIVE different subjects at FIVE colleges.

Twins David and Ian Gibson, from Bearsden, both head off to the prestigious university together.

David will study Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall and Ian will read Chemical Engineering at Downing.

Luisa Callander, from Bearsden, will study Music at Homerton and Anna Nicholl, from Bishopton, will read Geography at Jesus.

Alastair Stanley, from Bearsden, will study Maths at Magdalene.

The seventeen-year-olds start at Cambridge in October.

Rector Colin Mair said: “I am delighted that all five have achieved the very demanding conditions of their Cambridge offers. In addition to their hard work, they all performed to a high level in other spheres - notably Alastair in athletics, Anna, David, Ian and Luisa in music. I am confident they can enjoy great success in their university studies.”

The school is celebrating a great set of exam results all round - with a 95 per cent Higher pass rate (62 per cent at grade A), a 84 per cent Advanced Higher pass (60m per cent at A) and a 97 per cent Credit S Grade/Intermediate 2 pass rate.

Mr Mair said: “I congratulate pupils, their supportive parents and all their teachers on this year’s success.”