Record exam results in NLC

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Hard-working pupils and teachers have delivered the best ever exam results in the history of North Lanarkshire Council.

The local authority says pre appeal results have improved on the previous year and pupils have achieved the best overall performances to date in S4, S5 and S6.

The percentage of S4 pupils gaining five or more awards at Credit or Intermediate 2 passes pre-appeal has increased by 2.4 per cent on the previous year and is the best performance recorded.

The S5 pre-appeal results at Higher Grade are extremely positive showing improvements in one, three and five more awards gained.

Similarly the S6 pre-appeal awards at Higher level this year record an increase in all measures, and this achievement builds on the outstanding success in 2012.

Students from S1 through to S6 have also achieved over 8,100 nationally accredited awards recognising wider achievements such as Duke of Edinburgh Award, and the pass rate for vocational courses is 90.1 per cent for this year.

All secondary schools in the authority offer vocational programmes which are delivered in school adapted facilities in partnership with local colleges.

Jim Logue, convener of learning and leisure services, said: “Congratulations to all the students for their outstanding achievements. The results reflect their hard work and effort along with the excellent support provided by teachers and parents.

“We are very proud of the continued improvements in both our examination and vocational qualification performances and we are determined to build on this success to provide all our young people with the best possible start in life.”

Arrangements are in place in every secondary school to provide pupils with support and advice regarding their future options.

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