Argyll and Bute pupils’ exam efforts recognised

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6 Aug 2014 - 12:57

Argyll and Bute Councillor’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Aileen Morton, said, “All pupils in Argyll and Bute deserve recognition for their achievements this year.

“I congratulate pupils on their achievements, and on the hard work they have put into exams during this, the first year of the new S4 National Qualifications. I would like to recognise the support of staff in all our schools and the parents of our pupils who have encouraged their children in all of their individual achievements.

“We will continue to build on the considerable work undertaken in session 2013/2014 to ensure continuing success for future groups of our young people participating in the new qualifications framework.”

This year over 1275 Argyll and Bute pupils sat an increasing range of higher and advanced higher qualifications, with a 20% rise in the overall number of pupils undertaking advanced higher qualifications.

In addition, there are significant numbers of pupils in Argyll and Bute who are achieving alternative qualifications including SVQ’s, ASDAN’S (Award scheme development and accreditation network) Duke of Edinburgh and Prince’s Trust awards giving them better chance of moving on to further education, training or employment. The latest figures show Argyll and Bute pupils are above the national average when it comes to getting a job, going into further and higher education or training with 92.5% sustaining a positive destination.

Should parents of pupils involved in this year’s composition of exams have any questions regarding results they are asked to make contact with their local school directly.