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Improved Higher Results for Stranraer Academy

Stranraer Academy higher results have shown a marked improvement — bucking the national trend. But at the same time performance in standard grades have fallen and results are still below the Dumfries and Galloway and the national average.

In most cases the higher results are an improvement on last year's, in contrast to declining performance throughout Scotland.

Pre-appeal figures show:

  • 9% of academy students left S5 with five or more highers, more than double last year and level with the national average.

  • 18% of pupils left with the bench mark of three or more highers, which, although below the Dumfries and Galloway and national average of 21%, has increased by 4% since last year.

  • Those passing one or more highers by S5 remained the same on last year at 31%, below Dumfries and Galloway at 39%, and less than the national average of 38%.

  • Those coming away from S6 with one of more highers was again the same as last year, at 29%, and trailing Dumfries and Galloway's 35%.

  • A slight improvement was made with last year's S6 pupils, with 14% passing the bench mark three and more highers — improving on last year by one percent, compared with Dumfries and Galloway’s 17%.
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