25th August 2015

College Celebrates Landmark SQA Results

College Celebrates Landmark SQA Results

The College is celebrating another landmark year for its pupils sitting SQA examinations.

College pupils in S5 have once again achieved outstanding results at Higher level, improving on last year’s record A-rate by 3.2%, with 63.2% of entries being at grade A.

Fifth year pupils recorded an excellent 96% pass rate, with just over 25% of pupils earning five or more A grades – three of which being awarded six As. Overall, 92% of S5 pupils achieved at least three Highers.

Meanwhile, S6 pupils have also achieved impressive results, with 52.3% of entries at Advanced Higher level awarded A-grades – representing a 3.5% improvement on the previous best in 2012. Almost 92% of all Advanced Higher entries were passes.

S4 pupils also performed very strongly in the new National 5 qualifications with an A-rate of 65.1%, 84% at A/B and a 94% pass rate in the first year of presentation.

Two Fourth year pupils were awarded A-grades at Advanced Higher, one in Music and the other in computing, a truly wonderful achievement.

In the Junior School our pupils have also excelled themselves in their Intermediate 1 Italian examinations - with all achieving a grade A. In total, 17 boys and girls from Prep I, the College’s Italian P7 Class, sat Intermediate 1 Italian and thanks to their hard work and commitment to the subject, all 17 pupils achieved top marks in the exam which is usually taken by pupils in S3.

Many young Aloysians will now be progressing to Scotland and the UK’s top universities and beyond, whilst others will move on to achieve further in S5 and S6 at the College.

The Head Master of the College, John Browne, said: “Once again it is humbling to see the achievement of our young Aloysians achieving academic excellence whilst contributing to all areas of school life and above all ensuring that they are ‘men and women for others’ in their charitable and service work.”