Renfrewshire’s young people continue to achieve success in their exam results with around a fifth of S5 pupils gaining five or more Highers, an increase of two per cent on last year.
In S4, more than 90 per cent of pupils gained National 4s, with 63 per cent achieving three or more National 5s, an increase of one per cent on last year.
Almost half – 45 per cent – gained five or more National 5s.
Around a fifth of S6 pupils achieved three or more Highers this year and one or more Advanced Highers.
Across the board, Renfrewshire’s exam results are in line with last year’s, which was the most successful results so far.
Education and Children’s Services Convener for Renfrewshire Council, Councillor Jim Paterson, said: “I’d like to congratulate all of Renfrewshire’s young people on their exam results. Each of you have worked incredibly hard and should be proud of what you have achieved.
“I also thank all the teachers, school support staff and parents who supported our pupils through their exams.
“Renfrewshire is ambitious for all its children and young people to have the best start in life and reach their full potential. Our exam results are encouraging, and we remain committed to do more to help children and young people into positive destinations, regardless of their background or start in life.
“Exam results are a big deal, but it is also the work that young people put in across the year and in subsequent years that counts. No matter what your results are, there is no wrong path. There are always a number of paths you can take towards your goal.
“If you need support, get in touch with the Skills Development Scotland helpline or visit the UCAS website for advice on clearing.”
For the Skills Development Scotland helpline, call 0808 100 8000.
To get support with clearing, visit www.ucas.com.
Gryffe High School pupils celebrate their exam results
Pupils from Gryffe High School in Houston, Renfrewshire, were excited to open their exam results.
One teenager whose results are taking him all the way to Oxford is S6 pupil Euan Huey.
Euan, who opened his results at the school, said: “I was sitting with a conditional offer to study History at Oxford this morning. Everything was resting on these results. It was terrifying and has been for a good couple of months. It’s such a relief to open them today and find out I’ve got three As at Advanced Higher.”
Keeping it in the family, Euan’s twin sister, Maisie, also gained three Advanced Highers. She said: “I got two As and a B at Advanced Higher. I had an unconditional offer to study English Literature at Glasgow University, so while I didn’t need these results to get in, it was a good year and I learned a lot.”
Colin Johnson, Headteacher at Gryffe High School, said: “Exam results day is nerve-wracking, and I’m pleased that so many young people in our school have achieved what they wanted. All pupils worked exceptionally hard and they have been supported by dedicated teachers, school support staff and their parents. It’s a joy to see their faces as they open their results and celebrate with their friends.”