Delight at ‘best ever’ exam results from Moray schools

Moray Council has hailed what they say are the ‘best ever’ examination results achieved by pupils in the region.

The local authority hailed the fact that 15 senior pupils managed to achieve five ‘A’ grades in their Higher examinations.

Exam results released on Tuesday also revealed that Anna Walker, a pupil at Lossiemouth High School, had achieved seven credit passes in her SCE results.  Five of the pupils who collected five ‘A’ grades apiece all attend the same school, Forres Academy, while two pupils attending Elgin Academy, Elgin High, Lossiemouth High and Milne’s High achieved the same level.

Buckie High School and Keith Grammar completed the list with one pupil at each achieving the magic five ‘A’ grades.

A spokesman for Moray Council said: “Given that this is the final year of Standard Grade and Intermediate examinations, these are superb results. The present Higher exams will finish next year with revised Highers being introduced in 2015 in line with Curriculum for Excellence.

“Each of these young people should be congratulated on a personal achievement to be proud of.”

Another notable achievement was that two Polish pupils at Elgin High School, Justyna Kaminska and Damian Matyja, passed five Highers despite English not being their first language.

Overall the preliminary figures suggest it has been another year for the record books for over 2500 pupils in Moray receiving results by e-mail, text and post.

All secondaries in Moray encourage pupils to sit at least one Higher and this has resulted in almost half achieving one Higher pass in S5, while in S6 the number of students achieving at least one Advanced Higher has equalled last year’s record.

A delighted Anna Walker, from Bishops Court in Lossiemouth, admitted to having been ‘really nervous’ ahead of the exams.  She said: “The best thing is that all my friends did really well too.”