Glasgow’s City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years has praised Glasgow pupils’ ‘best ever’ exam results, as results figures continue to rise in the city over the last ten years.
Joining Education Secretary John Swinney at Bannerman High School, Councillor Chris Cunningham met some of the 11,000 pupils in the city who have received their National 5, Highers and SQA Awards results.
More than 50% of pupils have achieved one or more Higher, and the number of S5 young people with three or more Highers has increased to 25.7 per cent – up from only 12 per cent at the same stage in 2006.
Speaking to the Evening Times, Councillor Chris Cunningham said: “Once again our young people have raised the bar and today we are able to celebrate our best ever exam results.
“Glasgow really is making an impressive impact on closing the attainment gap and improving the outcomes and life chances of our children.
“This is an outstanding achievement and proves our schools and school staff are instrumental in raising the attainment, achievement and aspirations of Glasgow’s young people.
“Pupils and teachers should be very proud of themselves today for their hard work, determination and commitment has paid off and we are delighted.”