Exam Success

Kingussie Exam Success 2017

Pupils from ‘the Straths’ largest secondary school had a lot to celebrate as they opened their exam results on Tuesday morning.

“Once again we are really pleased with our results,” said Headteacher Ollie Bray, “the pupils from Kingussie High school who sat exams this year have a lot to be proud of.”

“Overall and accumulatively attainment has risen again this year (creating a four year positive trend) and we are confident that our attainment also has the capacity to grow in future years. A massive thanks needs to go to all of the very hard working staff that we have at Kingussie who have worked tirelessly over the last 12 months to ensure that all of our pupils achieved their potential in this year's exam diet.”

This is the second year that pupils have had an opportunity to sit the new New Advanced Higher Qualifications, the third year for new Higher Qualifications and the fourth year of new National 5 Qualifications (which replaced the old Standard Grade System for the first time two years ago).

“Overall we are very pleased with both our National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results,” said Depute Head Teacher and SQA Co-ordinator Mr Andy Brown, “Staff are now very comfortable delivering the new qualifications and although there has definitely been a ‘raising of the bar’ when you compare National 5 to the old Standard Grade system. The pupils at Kingussie have certainly risen to the challenge as our data now shows over a number of years.

Attainment is also on the rise at Higher and Advanced Higher Level with notable subject successes in English, Modern Studies, PE and Languages. Depute Head Ian Adamson adds, “It is great to see our pupils continue to rise to the challenge of Higher and Advanced Higher level courses. In the build up to the examinations I noticed a real sense of our young people wanting to do well and ‘upping their game’ after the preliminary examinations in February. Our Advanced Higher Results are the best we have ever had and this is down to a lot of hard work from both pupils and staff, as well as support from home.

Although all of the pupils at Kingussie should be very proud of what they have achieved the pupils mentioned here in S4, S5 and S6 did particularly well. Many of the outgoing S6 will also be delighted with their performance and as a result have secured places in a number of Scottish Universities University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow St. Andrews University, University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Stirling University and Edinburgh Napier. A special mention should go to outgoing S6 (and Head Girl) Rachel Borthwick who has been successful in gaining a Sutton Trust Scholarship to study in the USA.

S6 Hannah Robertson – Three Advanced Highers (English, French and History) and a National Certificate in Activity Tourism (Level 6).

S6 Monique Raranga – Three Advanced Highers (Maths, Biology and English) and Two Highers at Grade A (Chemistry and Psychology).

S6 Paulina Palugova – Four Advanced Highers (Maths, Biology, Chemistry and French).

S6 Beth Mickel – Two Advanced Highers (Biology and Chemistry) and Two Highers at Grade A (RMPS and Psychology).

S6 Evie Joy – Three Advanced Highers (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).

S6 Daniel Donald – Three Advanced Highers (Maths, Biology and Chemistry) and Distinction in the Scottish Science Baccalaureate.

S6 Sam Appleby – Three Advanced Highers (Maths, Music and Physics) and Distinction in the Scottish Science Baccalaureate.

S5 Alexandra Munro – Five Highers at Grade A (English, Maths, Physics, Human Biology and Graphic Communication) and one Higher at Grade B (Chemistry).

S5 Andrew Kennedy – Five Highers at Grade A (English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Graphic Communication).

S5 James Cook – Five Highers at Grade A (English, French, Geography, History and Modern Studies).

S4 James Wilson – Five National 5s at Grade A (English, Maths, PE, Physics and French) and One National 5 at Grade B (Biology).

S4 Sophie Peters – Six National 5s at Grade A (English, Maths, French, Music, Spanish and PE).

S4 Karolina Palugova – Five National 5s at Grade A (English, Maths, Biology, French and History) and One National 5 at Grade B (Physics).

S4 John McCabe – Six National 5s at Grade A (English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Science).

S4 Finlay Guy – Five National 5s at Grade A (English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, French and Modern Studies) and One National 5 at Grade B (Chemistry).

S4 Luke Appleby – Four National 5s at Grade A (English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Two Highers at Grade A (Maths and Music).