Kingussie Exam Success

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There were ‘woops’ of excitement as students from ‘the Straths’ largest secondary school opened their exam results on Tuesday morning.

“We are absolutely delighted with the 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 accumulate attainment has risen again this year and we are confident that our attainment will continue to rise 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 years exam diet.”

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

“Overall we are very pleased with both our National 5 and Higher results,” said Depute Head Teacher and SQA Co-ordinator Mr Ian Adamson, “This is the second year of the new National 5 qualifications and 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 and attainment is on the up.”

Attainment is also on the rise at Higher Level with notable subject successes in music, PE, languages and across the sciences. Depute Head Kenny Reid adds, “It is great to see our pupils continue to raise to the challenge of 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.”

Although all of the pupils at Kingussie should be very proud of what they have achieved the following young people in S4 and S5 did particularly well

S4

  • Danial Thain Six National 5s at Grade A (Biology, Chemistry, English, Graphic Communication, Maths and Physics)
  • Hannah Robertson Seven National 5s at Grade A (Art, Drama, English, French, History, Maths and Modern Studies)
  • Bethan Rimmer Six National 5s at Grade A (Biology, English, French, History, Maths and Modern Studies)
  • Monique Raranga Six National 5s at Grade A (Biology, Chemistry, English, Graphic Communication, Maths and Physics)
  • Paulina Palugova – Six National 5s at Grade A (Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Maths and Physics)
  • Beth Mickel Five National 5s at Grade A (Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths and Physics) and One Higher Award at Grade A (History)
  • Alex McLeanSix National 5s at Grade A (Biology, Chemistry, English, Gaidhlig, Maths and Physics)
  • Ruairidh McDonaldSix National 5s at Grade A (Drama, English, Maths, Modern Studies, PE and Spanish) and One Higher at Grade A (Music)
  • Caitlin Holmes Five National 5s at Grade A (Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths and Physics) and One Higher at Grade A (Music)
  • Daniel Donald Six National 5s at Grade A (Biology, Chemistry, English, Graphic Communication, Maths and Physics)
  • Katrina Courts Six National 5s at Grade A (Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths, Modern Studies and Spanish)
  • Sam Appleby – Five National 5s at Grade A (Chemistry, English, Graphic Communication, Maths and Physics) and One Higher at Grade A (Music)

 

S5

  • Eleanor Tait – Six Highers at Grade A (Biology, Maths, Product Design, English, Chemistry and Geography)
  • Kirsty Adam – Six Highers at Grade A (Maths, Physical Education, English, French, Geography and Physics)

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.

Any pupil or parent who is worried about an examination result because of a better or worse result than expected can contact Headteacher, Ollie Bray at the school. Advice has also published on the school website www.kingussiehigh.org.uk

Kingussie High school opens back for pupils on the 18th August.

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