Council hails Argyll exams success

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It was an anxious day for some on Tuesday as waited on the postman to deliver their exam results.

Across Argyll and Bute there was a 100 per cent pass rate in National 4 exams, with 1,551 qualifications being awarded.

At National 5 level an 81.4 per cent pass rate saw 3,744 grades achieved. A total of 2,202 Highers were awarded resulting in a 75.9 per cent pass rate for all Higher exams sat and a 77.2 per cent pass rate for Advanced Highers meant there was 227 Advanced Higher qualifications achieved.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for education Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: ‘Congratulations go to all of our young people throughout Argyll and Bute for their success in their exams.

‘We want to ensure our young people are equipped to secure and sustain positive destinations and achieve success in life.

‘Supporting our pupils to get the best possible outcomes is a priority for the council and the success of these exam results is down to the hard work of pupils and teachers and the support and encouragement of parents and guardians.’