Pupils at schools in East Renfrewshire have been rewarded for gaining top marks in their exams.

A total of 22 children from across the local area achieved either 100% or the best mark in Scotland in a wide range of subjects during the most recent SQA tests.

Now four of them have been honoured with prestigious awards from industry-recognised organisations.

Caiden Garioch, of St Ninian’s High, won the Mary Somerville Prize from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Scottish Board after achieving full marks in his Higher Maths exam.

Fellow St Ninian’s High pupil Areej Shaukat has been honoured by the Royal Society of Chemistry for scoring 100% in her National 5 Chemistry paper.

Awards have also been presented to Lily Frame and Sarah Fulton, both of Woodfarm High, for their outstanding achievements.

Lily was handed a prize from the Modern Studies Educational Trust for being one of the four highest achieving candidates in Scotland for that subject, while Sarah collected an award from the Royal Society of Biology for the nation’s top mark in Higher Biology.

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Each of the 22 pupils who achieved top marks were also congratulated at a meeting of East Renfrewshire Council’s education committee.

Councillor Andrew Anderson, convener for education, equalities, culture and leisure, said: “The performances of all our children and young people continue to go beyond all expectations but to achieve one hundred per cent in any exam is quite simply incredible.

“The success of our pupils is directly linked to their exceptional efforts and resilience and the support of their parents and our dedicated staff, without whom these achievements would not be possible.”

Three pupils from Barrhead High were among those to achieve 100% in their National 5 exams. They were Katie Wood (history), Erin Kelly (geography) and Blair Dobbins (geography).

Others to manage the same feat were St Ninian’s High pupils Milena Krizova (French), Ava Bell (geography), Pranav Aluri (maths), Priyadarshini Datta (maths), Amna Farid (maths) and Joshua Yip (maths), along with Williamwood High duo Emma McLennan (maths) and Omar Muazzan (maths), Mearns Castle High pupil Saad Khalid (geography) and Woodfarm High student Lauren McCarthy (history).

Those to achieve notable success at Higher level were St Luke’s High pupil Katie Dunne (geography) and Williamwood High’s Cameron Deverill (music).

At Advanced Higher, there were top marks in art for Katie Jeffrey and Darcy Dornon, both of Williamwood High, and Nina Carruthers, of St Ninian’s High.