Exam results improve in East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire

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Exam pass rates for school pupils in East Dunbartonshire have increased in almost all qualifications.

Thousands of pupils across the district received their eagerly awaited results today (Tuesday).

There has been an improvement in almost all the national indicators, including Advanced Higher, Higher, Intermediate one and Intermediate two as well as in Standard Grade.

There was a rise in the pass rate for Standard Grade and for Highers and Advanced Highers in S6. However, there was a slight dip in the number of pupils passing Highers in S5, compared to last year.

Councillor Eric Gotts, convener of education, said: “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 and it is good news that once again, our young people and teachers have worked hard to achieve successes.

“Once again I would like to congratulate pupils and teachers on the high quality of results and the continuing hard work undertaken.”

Meanwhile, pupils, parents and teachers across North Lanarkshire are celebrating the best ever exam results in the history of the authority.

The percentage of S4 pupils gaining five or more awards at credit or Intermediate 2 passes has increased by 2.4 per cent on the previous year and is the best performance recorded.

The S5 results at Higher Grade are extremely positive showing improvements in one, three and five or more awards gained.

Similarly the S6 awards at Higher level this year record an increase in all measures.

For enquiries regarding exam results, contact Skills Development Scotland Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000.

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