Pupils’ exam results are top class

HARD-WORKING secondary school pupils across East Dunbartonshire were praised this week for notching up an impressive haul of SQA exam results.

Overall pass rates have improved at Advanced Higher, Higher, Intermediate one and Intermediate two levels, as well as in Standard Grade.

Compared to results in 2010 and 2011, pupils sitting Standard Grade examinations continue to maintain their high level of attainment, with improvements at General and Credit levels.

Performance levels at Higher and Advanced Higher levels also continue to be strong showing an increase in pass rates.

Councillor Eric Gotts, convener of education, said: “Congratulations to pupils and teachers on the high quality of results and for their continuing hard work.

“As an education authority we have continued to build on our already excellent reputation.

“East Dunbartonshire is consistently among the top performing areas in Scotland when it comes to pupil attainment.

“It is good news that once again our young people and teachers have worked hard to achieve success.

“I would like to congratulate our pupils, their families and schools as excellent ambassadors for East Dunbartonshire.”

National figures published on Tuesday by UCAS, the higher education admissions service, show 22,292 pupils have been accepted into a Scottish university or college, compared to 21,630 at the same stage last year.

Andrea Robertson, director of customer operations at UCAS said: “For those whose grades haven’t quite worked out as expected, there are several options available.”

To contact advisers from UCAS, call 0871 468 0 468.

You can also visit www.ucasconnect.com and for career advice, call Skills Development Scotland exam results helpline on 0808 100 8000.