Excellent results at Advanced Higher were demonstrated by the pass rate of 92% (A-C grade) and with three-quarters of grades awarded at A or B grade.
The school attained a 90% pass rate (A-C grade) at Higher level for S5 pupils with 80% achieving A or B grade and almost half of the cohort achieving at least five straight A passes.
Pupils in fourth year have equally impressed with a 98% pass rate at National 5, with 90% of candidates achieving at A or B level.
“We are very proud of the achievements of our girls today. The majority of our leavers will be taking up places at their first choice of university to read a range of subjects. The trend of recent years continues with around 60% of our sixth year leavers going on to study STEM subjects. However, at St Margaret’s we have no set ideas about the path which girls should follow and encourage each and every one to follow the route which is right for her. The arts subjects are also well represented with offers accepted to study disciplines as diverse as classical studies, English literature, law, French, German and history, and indeed two girls going on to specialise in music and ballet will be taking up places at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland respectively. A significant proportion of leavers will be taking up places at the prestigious Russell Group of universities including Oxford, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
This year’s excellent results at all levels are testament to our pupils’ hard work, motivation and commitment, and, of course, to the dedication and skill of our teaching staff. The strength of our results and the diversity of destinations of leavers reflect the school’s commitment to knowing each girl well and to nurturing her individual talents and interests.” (Head, Anna Tomlinson)