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Some pupils gathered at Airdrie Academy to obtain their outcomes

The move fee for Increased exams has dipped barely however the complete variety of passes remained above 150,00zero for a 3rd successive yr.

Nearly 137,00zero candidates have obtained full outcomes of their Nationals, Highers and Superior Highers.

The move fee at Nationwide four was 92.eight% though there was a big drop in entries.

Greater than a 3rd of scholars opted to obtain the information by textual content or e-mail with the rest being notified by submit.

The Scottish Authority (SQA) stated the outcomes, which general have been broadly in keeping with 2016, have been proof of a secure system.

An evaluation of the marks required for a C move at Increased suggests there are not any topics the place the move mark has needed to be raised or lowered dramatically.

There was no repeat of the scenario two years in the past, when the Increased Maths move mark was reduce to 35% as a result of it was a lot tougher than standard.

Figures from the SQA revealed:

  • The variety of passes at Increased stage was 150,010, the third yr in a row it has topped 150,00zero.
  • The variety of entries for Highers dropped virtually three,00zero on final yr to 194,813 however stays at a excessive stage traditionally.
  • The proportion of A-C Increased passes additionally fell very barely from 77.2% final yr to 77%.
  • The variety of Nationwide four entries fell considerably to 116,00zero in comparison with 123,00zero final yr.
  • The quantity taking Nationwide four English fell by virtually 2,00zero. Entries for the extra superior Nationwide 5 English solely elevated by 400.
  • The variety of Superior Increased entries went up from 23,795 final yr to 24,112 this yr.

Schooling Secretary John Swinney congratulated college students and academics for his or her “exhausting work and energy”.

On a go to to Bannerman Excessive Faculty in Baillieston, Glasgow, Mr Swinney stated: “The entire nation ought to rightly be pleased with the excellence and achievement in Scottish training demonstrated by these outcomes.

“We anticipate to see small variations in move charges year-on-year, which reveal the excessive requirements, power and integrity of our nationwide . That is of paramount significance.

“The a lot higher vary of and skills-based awards demonstrates Curriculum for Excellence is efficiently assembly the wants of younger individuals and giving them the perfect probability of success in additional studying, life and work. It’s the proper reform for Scottish training.

“The additional steps now we have got down to shut the attainment hole and lift requirements for all will construct on these stable foundations.”


Evaluation by Jamie McIvor, BBC Scotland training correspondent

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Dr Janet Brown, SQA’s chief govt and Scotland’s chief analyzing officer, additionally congratulated college students on their exhausting work and dedication.

“Whichever route is taken from right here, whether or not that be the world of labor, coaching or training, they will take immense satisfaction of their achievements,” she stated.

“Recognition and reward must also go to the academics, lecturers, dad and mom and carers who’ve supported their younger individuals of their accomplishments.”

Larry Flanagan, common secretary of Scotland’s largest educating union, the EIS, stated the outcomes got here in opposition to a background of accelerating workload for academics.

He stated: “Scotland’s academics have once more gone that additional mile to assist their college students’ studying, regardless of the large workload pressures confronted by the occupation.

“Nevertheless, the EIS expects to see a big discount in workload over the forthcoming session and can maintain each the Scottish authorities and the SQA to account on delivering the promised discount within the evaluation burden on each employees and pupils. Frankly, the goodwill of academics has run out.”

Royal Mail stated it had planning groups working for months to verify the supply of outcomes went easily.

A free helpline is out there on 0808 100 8000 for anybody looking for sensible recommendation relating to their outcomes.

A spokeswoman for Schools Scotland stated college students shouldn’t be discouraged, even when they didn’t carry out in addition to that they had hoped.

“Some could not have obtained the outcomes they have been hoping for and it is vital to know there are a myriad of alternatives accessible ought to they appear to a school path to develop their abilities and progress in direction of employment or greater training,” she stated.

Scottish Labour chief Kezia Dugdale wished pupils good luck, and urged anybody fearful about their outcomes to name the helpline.

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Abilities Growth Scotland employees are able to advise on examination outcomes

Operated by Abilities Growth Scotland, the helpline might be open from 08:00 till 20:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday and between 09:00 and 17:00 till 16 August.

The group’s appearing director of operations James Russell stated: “Our message for these younger individuals and their dad and mom and carers because the outcomes arrive is to not panic.

“All the pieces may appear overwhelming at that time. Our skilled advisers are there to assist and have info on all of the choices and alternatives younger individuals can think about.”