East Renfrewshire schools top in Scotland
A STUNNING set of results from the 2012 Higher and Standard Grade exams has put pupils from East Renfrewshire firmly amongst the best in Scotland.
Williamwood High School in Clarkston saw more fifth years attaining five Highers than anywhere else in Scotland. The final figures released by Education Scotland show that around 45 per cent of S5 pupils in Williamwood and 43% of pupils at St Ninians High School achieved five highers.
Across all the schools in East Renfrewshire one third of pupils achieved five or more Highers with 119 S5 pupils achieving five Highers passes at grade A.
East Renfrewshire's S4 pupils achieved their highest ever results, with 67 per cent attaining five or more qualifications at Intermediate 2 level or better, up from 61 per cent last year.
S4s in St Ninian's High School and Williamwood High helped the schools achieved their best ever Standard Grade results.
Eastwood High School; Mearns Castle High School; St Luke's High School and Woodfarm High School, all saw an increase in the proportion achieving five or more Intermediate 2 awards. And this year Barrhead High school achieved their best ever performance for five or more Highers at 15 per cent.
247 pupils achieved eight or more grade 'A' passes at Intermediate 2 up from 15 per cent in the 2011 examinations.
A spokesperson for East Renfrewshire Council said:"The drive to raise attainment has always been the key focus of East Renfrewshire Council's Education Department.
"Early intervention, breaking down barriers to learning, and encouraging and promoting achievement in its widest sense, has helped provide the climate and support to continuously improve standards of attainment."
This article appeared in Barrhead News 02 Jan 13