National, Higher and Advanced Higher results have been delivered to 3,235 young people from 16 secondary schools across Dumfries and Galloway today, Tuesday the 7th of August 2018.

This year’s results in Dumfries and Galloway show sustained improvement over the last 5 years from National 3 to Advanced Higher. This year’s 5th year results are particularly strong with all the outcomes improving from last year.

Across Dumfries and Galloway, 26% of pupils leave school with 5 or mote Highers. 66% of pupils across Dumfries and Galloway leave school with 5 or more Highers by the end of S6.

Councillor Jeff Leaver, chair of the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning [CYPLL] committee, said: “I’m very pleased with these strong results, which demonstrate improving attainment. These results are the culmination of achievement for pupils who have progressed through our primary and secondary schools, supported by dedicated staff. The young people, parents and staff should all be congratulated on their hard work and commitment leading to these results.”
Councillor Ros Surtees, vice chair, said: “Our aim is to help young people to gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for life in the 21st century, including skills for learning, life and work. These strong exam results will provide opportunities for many rewarding careers. However, for those who have fallen short of their expectations or hopes, it’s important to know that we have support in place to show that a range of options is available for everyone.”

The Skills Development Scotland [SDS] support service will be available from 0800 to 2000 [8am to 8pm] on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August and from 0900 to 1700 [9am to 5pm] until 15 August for pupils to discuss their results and the implications. Trained advisers with access to info on UCAS course vacancies can talk you through the range of options available, t: 0808 100 8000


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