Exam results could be best yet
Published 9 Aug 2012 09:30 3 Comments
THE exam performance by Fife's pupils could be the best yet after an "outstanding" year of achievement.
Anxious students received results on Tuesday via post, text and email and the news looks good - including the largest number of Higher pupils to get straight As.
And West Fife pupils at the five high schools of Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Queen Anne, St Columba's and Woodmill look to have done best of all.
Craig Munro, Fife Council's head of education, said, "We are delighted with the outstanding performance by pupils in Fife.
"Although it is early days, there are clear signs that this is the strongest performance at every level for Fife pupils for a generation.
"Last year's results were the best ever but we have beaten even those results in every category."
He continued, "In particular, special praise must go to the 282 pupils who achieved straight As in their Higher exams.
"That's the highest it has ever been, and to the 125 candidates who achieved straight 1's at Standard Grade.
"These results are testimony to the hard work of our young people, the dedicated support of our teachers and other staff, the leadership of our schools, the rigorous nature of our quality improvement systems and, of course, most importantly, the support of families.
"As yet it's too early for us to have received the data from the Scottish Government which lets us compare and the results with national figures.
"In addition, we expect the results to improve further once appeals have been considered.
"We need this information to work out just how good this year's performance is."
In Fife as a whole, in S4 the SCQF level 3 (Foundation/Access) pass rate was 92 per cent, at level 4 (General/Intermediate 1) it was 77 per cent and at level 5 (Credit/Intermediate 2) it reached 33 per cent.
For 'Dunfermline and Inverkeithing' - which covers the five high schools in West Fife - the estimated pass rates are 96 per cent, 81 per cent and 39 per cent respectively. These figures are pre-appeal.
The Higher exam results in Fife improved from last year's high performance, with the pass rate in S5 for those gaining one or more Highers reaching 42 per cent, three and more was 23 per cent and five or more was 10 per cent.
For the five West Fife high schools the estimated figures are 48 per cent, 30 per cent and 13 per cent respectively.
The pass rate in S6 for those achieving three or more Highers was 29 per cent and five or more was 21 per cent - it is 34 and 25 per cent respectively in West Fife.
The Advanced Higher pass rate in Fife also rose by 1.4 per cent with the pass rate for one or more reaching 16 per cent - in West Fife it was 20 per cent.
For those students who may not have received the results they were expecting, help and advice is available from the SQA Learner Enquiries on 0845 279 1000 or the Skills Development Scotland Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 09 Aug 12
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Aug 9, 13:38
Best results...I know a girl going into 4th year and she can't read the time from a clock with hands only from a digital clock. A 5th year that can't measure out 8oz of flour and he wants to go into cooking. They don't have problems with numbers.
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Aug 10, 09:48
I think i will need to go back to school to understand exactly how the exam system works these days. Call me old fashioned but i still believe the o level system was a better one.
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Aug 10, 14:22