Councillor praises best exam results in the past five years

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Angus Council’s Children and Learning Convener congratulated young people on their achievements following the release of this year’s SQA results.

This year’s figures saw Angus pupils record the best results in the past five years.

Children and Learning Convener, Councillor Sheena Welsh welcomed the news saying: “I was delighted to see how well Angus pupils have done this year and I want to congratulate them on their success. They can be very proud of their accomplishments which will provide a sound foundation for their next steps, whether to further study, training or employment. Whatever our young people choose to do I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best for the future.”

Councillor Welsh was delighted to receive the initial analysis of Angus results which showed record passes at Higher. In S5, 86 more pupils than last year achieved three or more Highers. In addition, last year’s achievement of 49 per cent of S5 young people achieving one Higher or more has increased to 56 per cent. 37 per cent of S4 youngsters achieving five National 5 passes or better compared to 33 per cent in 2014.

Councillor Welsh added: “This is a tremendous result and it shows a continued and sustained improvement in the quality of learning and teaching in our schools. We are committed to Curriculum for Excellence in Angus and what these results demonstrate is that the change to the curriculum as well as learning and teaching is having a significant positive impact. We have a clear focus to raise ambition and attainment for all young people in Angus and by continuing to work with staff, parents, carers and partners, we will keep improving outcomes for our young people. Results like these do not happen by themselves and I want to thank everyone for their hard work this year.”