Congratulations for staff and pupils on exam results

ANGUS Council’s education convener has congratulated Angus pupils and teachers for all their hard work as this year’s SQA exam results were revealed last week.

Councillor Peter Nield said: “The initial analysis of SQA attainment for 2011 offers a pleasing picture overall that reflects well on the hard work of the young people in Angus who sat these exams and the commitment of their teachers.”

Across Angus, the improving trend in the proportion of young people who, by the end of S4, achieve five or more awards at SCQF Level 3 has continued with a rise of 1% to 93%, the best performance since 2006.

This reflects very positive trends for performance in mathematics and English at the same level.

More than three quarters of S4 pupils (77%) achieved five or more awards at SCQF Level 4.This is an increase of 1% over 2010.

The proportion achieving five or more awards at SCQF Level 5 showed a slight fall of 1% to 33%, a performance consistent with that of recent years.

For S5 pupils, the results are even more positive across key performance measures.

The proportions achieving one, three and five or more awards at Higher (SCQF Level 6) represent, at 44%, 25% and 10% respectively, an improvement in all three measures from 2010. For two of these (one and three or more Highers), Angus performance in 2011 is the best since 2006.

In the remaining third measure (five or more Highers), the 2011 performance is only narrowly the second best.

Against the three key measures at Higher level, the performance of Angus schools in 2011 was 47%, 32% and 21% respectively.

For S6 pupils, there has been a slight decline in performance relative to 2010.

However, 2010 saw, by some margin, the best results achieved in Angus at Higher level in the last ten years, with rises between 4% and 6% over performance in 2009.