Pupils at St Columba’s School in Kilmacolm are celebrating after another year of strong exam results.
SQA results at the school saw a pass rate of 97.3% at National 5 and 78.6% at grade A in contrast to the national pass rate that has fallen to 77.4% from 79.5% in previous years.
St Columba’s pupils gained the highest proportion ever of A Band 1 at 40% in Spanish and Music. Art gained 100% A grades.
Photo: St Columba’s School class of 2018
Higher results were very strong indeed with 93.5% pass rate with 56.4% of St Columba’s pupils achieved As at Higher and the Advanced Higher pass rate was 86.7% pass rate.
Rector Andrea Angus, said: “I am delighted for all our pupils who have worked hard and gained the results that they wished for – and for the hard-working, dedicated teachers who have generated interest, enthusiasm and curiosity in learning.
“I am particularly encouraged by the Higher pass rates, which are all the more impressive given that we have an open entry policy and present pupils for a significantly higher number of Highers than many schools.
Photo: Rector Andrea Angus
“The rounded nature of our school is evident in the record number of sports internationalists, record number of entries and awards achieved for the Duke of Edinburgh award and outstanding musical, debating and public speaking events.
“I congratulate all pupils across the years who have achieved their very best.”