Renfrewshire’s young people continue to achieve success in their exam results with around a fifth of S5 pupils gaining five or more Highers, an increase of two per cent on last year.
In S4, more than 90 per cent of pupils gained National 4s, with 63 per cent achieving three or more National 5s, an increase of one per cent on last year.
Almost half – 45 per cent – gained five or more National 5s.
Around a fifth of S6 pupils achieved three or more Highers this year and one or more Advanced Highers.
Across the board, Renfrewshire’s exam results are in line with last year’s, which was the most successful results so far.
Education and Children’s Services Convener for Renfrewshire Council, Councillor Jim Paterson, said: “I’d like to congratulate all of Renfrewshire’s young people on their exam results. Each of you have worked incredibly hard and should be proud of what you have achieved.
“I also thank all the teachers, school support staff and parents who supported our pupils through their exams.
“Renfrewshire is ambitious for all its children and young people to have the best start in life and reach their full potential. Our exam results are encouraging, and we remain committed to do more to help children and young people into positive destinations, regardless of their background or start in life.
“Exam results are a big deal, but it is also the work that young people put in across the year and in subsequent years that counts. No matter what your results are, there is no wrong path. There are always a number of paths you can take towards your goal.
“If you need support, get in touch with the Skills Development Scotland helpline or visit the UCAS website for advice on clearing.”
Renfrewshire’s MPs also congratulated students.
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said: “Congratulations to all those school pupils receiving their exam results today. School pupils throughout Renfrewshire work hard during the school year to reach this moment and I hope they get the results that they’re hoping for.”
Mhairi Black, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South said: “Getting your exam results can be a very stressful time, and it is reassuring that we have this service in place to support our pupils and students.”
“If you do not receive the results that you had hoped for, help is on hand to support you and it is important that you stay calm and look to the future rather than beating yourself up about the past.
“I wish everyone all the very best of luck with their results and all the best for the future.”
For the Skills Development Scotland helpline, call 0808 100 8000, to get support with clearing, visit www.ucas.com.