Pupils across Perth and Kinross return resounding results from this year’s National 4’s, National 5’s, Highers and Advanced Highers.
At each level of qualification, pupils achieved at least 85% passes on their courses.
Sheena Devlin, Executive Director of Perth & Kinross Council’s Education and Children’s Services, said: “Our children and young people deserve to celebrate their successes today after what has been another challenging year for them. These results are testament to their hard work throughout the school year.
“We would also like to thank all of our teachers, school staff, parents and carers for their hard work and support.
“Finally, we would want to remind all of our young people that advice and support is available from a variety of sources, including their own school, should this now be required.”
Pupils in Perth and Kinross were awarded 2,273 National 4 awards, achieving an 85% pass rate and 6,521 National 5 awards, an 87% pass rate. With another 47% of pupils achieved five or more awards at National 5 level.
Pupils in Perth and Kinross were also awarded 4,230 passes, achieving an 89% pass rate in their Highers and pupils also collected 744 passes in Advanced Higher, a pass rate of 90%.
However, these results can’t be compared against previous years because this year the SQA is using what they’re calling an ‘alternative certification model’.
This means that results this year have been determined by teachers deciding the grades of their pupils based on their performance in individual subjects.
A spokesperson for the Perth and Kinross Council added: “Young people, and their parents and carers, were notified of their grades at the end of the summer term, and they should contact their school for advice and help if they have any concerns about their results. Further information is available online from the SQA at their 2021 results support web pages which can be found at www.sqa.org.uk.”