Indications show improved exam performances

Exam Results will be arriving this morning
Exam Results will be arriving this morning

Thousands of young people across Angus will receive their exam results today (Tuesday, August 9) after an anxious wait.

All candidates will receive their results by means of the traditional postal delivery today. Those candidates who have activated their MySQA accounts, through which they can choose to receive their exam results by text in addition to their results certificate, will also receive these by 9am today.

Royal Mail will deliver almost 7000 exam certificates across the DD postcode. Postmen and women throughout the country are pulling out the stops to deliver the certificates as quickly as possible.

Derek Keir, Royal Mail’s Head of Special Events Planning said: “This is a massive day for every pupil in Scotland, waiting for their results. All of our postmen and women, many of whom have children themselves, understand just how important this day is for families. Our people pull out all the stops to ensure the results are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“Royal Mail is used to handling large mailings, having recently delivered all of the postal votes and poll cards for the recent Scottish Parliament elections and the European Union referendum. We have worked successfully with the SQA on exam result delivery for many years now and we are delighted to be playing our part in this special day once again.”

Early indications are that candidates have once again improved on their performances in many areas from last year and that the overall good performance of Angus schools has been maintained.

Highlights include:

Improved on last year’s good performance in National 5, with a 2.4% increase in S4 pupils receiving five passes (A, B or C) at National 5 in S5. This is the highest level recorded in Angus for six years.

Very good progress in young people receiving five Highers in S5. This figure is up 20% from last year. Again this is the highest level recorded in Angus for the last six years.

30 young people achieved 5 As in Highers in S5. This is an increase from 17 young people in 2015.

Angus Children and Learning Convener, Councillor Sheena Welsh said: “Early indications from the SQA exam results show that this year has been another really positive year for our children and young people. It’s a real achievement to have not only sustained but built on the successes of last year.

“I also want to congratulate all our teaching staff on their commitment to delivering learning experiences of the highest standards.

“Our pupils should be very proud of themselves too – all their hard work has certainly paid off and praise should also go to parents and carers who have supported their children over the past year.”