The Glasgow Academy / Friday, August 26, 2016 Best ever SQA results!

We are delighted that our pupils have gained our best ever Higher and Advanced Higher pass rates in the 2015/16 session, as well as our best A grade rate at National 5.

The Higher pass rate at S5 was an outstanding 96.97% - 0.8% ahead of last year's record high. (Our S5's results are all the more remarkable given that the national percentage of candidates passing Higher exams dipped slightly this year, from 79.2% to 77.2%.) In contrast to growing national and international concerns about underperformance of boys, our S4 and S5 boys' pass rates were fractionally ahead of our girls' this time and our S4 boys gained a superb 82.7% A grade rate at National 5. 39 girls and boys gained 5 or 6 A grades at Higher.

At Advanced Higher our pass rate was 93.6% and 11 pupils gained 3 or 4 A grades.

At National 5 our A grade rate was a terrific 81.6%, an excellent 6.1% improvement on last year's fine results. The pass rate was 97.9%.

We congratulate all our pupils who worked hard for their exams.

Our full statistics from 2015-16 can be viewed here.