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Examination Results 2016

Exceptional Results for St Margaret’s School for Girls for 2016

St Margaret’s, the north-east’s only all-girls’ school, is celebrating another exceptional set of SQA examination results. The school has a long history of consistently high academic achievement but this year’s National 5 pass rate of 99% (A-C) for fourth year pupils sets a new record! 92% of grades at National 5 were awarded at A or B level and over 50% of pupils gained A grade passes in all of their National 5 subjects.

At Higher level, the results also showed outstanding success with a pass rate of 96% (A-C) and with 87% of grades awarded at A or B level. The school also attained an impressive 94% pass rate at Advanced Higher.

Head, Anna Tomlinson, commented:

“I am so pleased for our pupils. These excellent results at all levels are a huge testament to their hard work and to the dedication and commitment of all our staff. St Margaret’s girls lead rich and fulfilling lives: their academic success comes alongside achievements in music, sport, drama and debating.
We extend particularly warm wishes to our sixth year leavers who are now taking up places at an impressive range of universities including Cambridge, Durham, St Andrews and Stanford to study a diverse range of subjects including law, veterinary medicine, Spanish, computer science, mathematics and chemistry, to name but a few. We believe that these examination results and the diversity of destinations of our leavers reflect our school’s commitment to nurturing the talents of pupils within an environment free from stereotype and rich with challenge and support.”

These excellent examination results come in the middle of the school’s 170th anniversary year which has seen the opening of a state-of-the-art science block and the development of new facilities for art and drama.

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How do St Margaret's exam results compare to the results of other Scottish Independent schools?

St Margaret's School for Girls. Highest ranking independent school examination results, in Aberdeen 2015 and 2016.


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